rathskeller definition

  • noun:
    • A restaurant or tavern, often below road amount, that acts alcohol.
    • A bar or restaurant in a basement, specifically one which serves beer.
    • Orig., in Germany, the cellar or basement of this town hall, usually rented for usage as a restaurant in which alcohol is sold; therefore, a beer saloon of this German kind below the street amount, in which, usually, beverages tend to be offered only at tables and simple meals can also be had; -- sometimes loosely utilized, in English, of what exactly are really basement restaurants where liquors are offered.
    • The basement of a town hallway; a public wine-cellar; for this reason, a space, or spaces, below the level of the road, where wine and beer can be purchased.
    • a tavern below road amount featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in basement of town hallway

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