nounchiefly archaic or North American
An establishment for the sale of beer and other drinks to be consumed on the premises, sometimes also serving food.
More example sentences
- A four-hour course and a booklet are being offered to restaurants, bars, taverns and sundry drinking establishments as of September.
- Lynn sighed, and followed her, while Pip headed towards another tavern to find a drink.
- The third supervises the tavern and the food and drink being served by her husbands.
Middle English: from Old French taverne, from Latin taberna 'hut, tavern'. Compare with tabernacle.