Definition of rathskeller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrätˌskelər/
/ˈratˌskelər/ /ˈräTHˌskelər/


A beer hall or restaurant in a basement.
Example sentences
  • I was there prowling for pierogies last week, and that's how we ended up in a rathskeller of a place called the Polish Village Café.


Early 20th century: from obsolete German (now Ratskeller), from Rathaus 'town hall' + Keller 'cellar', denoting the place where beer and wine were sold.

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