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Ratskeller

/ˈraːtskɛlər/
noun
1.
the cellar of a town hall, esp one used as a beer hall or restaurant
2.
any similar establishment, esp in the US
Word Origin
German: from Rat(haus) town hall + Keller cellar
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  • He got his hosts to bring him to the ratskeller where they sat down to comedy-sized beers and huge, suspicious steaming wursts.

    Makers Cory Doctorow

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