watering hole

noun Informal.
a bar, nightclub, or other social gathering place where alcoholic drinks are sold.
Also called watering place, watering spot.
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watering hole
1.  a pool where animals drink; water hole
2.  facetious, slang a pub

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Example sentences
The environment was patchy, with a watering hole here and an antelope herd
  there, but no uniformity or predictability.
If you're pounding a few brewskis with your pals down at the local watering
  hole, maybe this isn't so bad.
At night, the district becomes a cosmopolitan watering hole, filled with
  travelers relaxing at pubs and bars.
The elephants were in the process of chasing away all the wildlife in the area
  from the watering hole.
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