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What's the difference?

This has come up a couple of times lately. If I can get a good enough understanding, i might try to write a Wikipedia entry. What is the difference between the following terms as you understand them?

Tap
Tavern
Bar
Pub
Lounge
Club


In the midwest anyway when my folks were growing up, there used to be a Tap in many small towns. A Tap is a drinking establishment that sells beer only. Thus the term "on tap".

A Bar or Pub sells beer and wine but no hard liquor.

A Tavern which many small towns have now sells all manner of alcohol but also serves food.

A Lounge or Club sells food and liquor but also features some sort of entertainment.

Anyone else care to weigh in?

Wander

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wander
May. 19th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Apparently Tap is a term isolated to the midwest I'm finding. I agree with your lounge assesment. I'd forgotten about hte fraternal organization clubs and I used to bartend for an ELK's lodge too.

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