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pub - bar
In Britain, a pub is a building where people meet friends and have drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food.
John was in the pub last night and he bought me a drink.
In formal English, this can also be called a public house.
The Green Man is often seen as a name or sign on public houses.
In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is usually called a bar.
After work they went to a bar downtown.
In British English, the word bar is sometimes used, especially to refer to a place serving alcoholic drinks that is part of a larger building, or in expressions such as wine bar and cocktail bar.
I'll meet you in the hotel bar in 20 minutes.
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