Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tavern that sells beer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A house where malt liquors are sold; an alehouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A house where malt liquors are sold; an ale-house.

Etymologies

beer +‎ house (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As a rule the beerhouse is the only place of amusement to which he can resort: it is his theatre, his music-hall, picture-gallery, and Crystal Palace.

    The Toilers of the Field

  • Wese, old nightshade, friend, beerhouse crony, oozing out into the dark ground of the street.

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  • Yuson, passive-aggressive beerhouse rhetorician extraordinaire, blasted the selection of Lumbera as National Artist over his bet, Cirilo F.

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  • At a beerhouse, Meredith and her friends hold a rally.

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  • And the next morning it opened with a mighty clatter, and was a dirty little beerhouse that stank of beer, and there was a fat and grimy landlord with red spots upon his neck, and much noisy traffic going by on the cobbles outside.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Nor can you presently pass the beerhouse with its brighter gas and its queer, screening windows, nor get a whiff of foul air and foul language from its door, nor see the crumpled furtive figure — some rascal child — that slinks past us down the steps.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Therefore, I should advise my sagacious countrymen, if ever again they wish to trumpet about for thirty years a very commonplace person as a great genius, not to choose for the purpose such a beerhouse-keeper physiognomy as was possessed by that philosopher, upon whose face nature had written, in her clearest characters, the familiar inscription, “commonplace person.”

    Religion

  • Looking about the street, he ducks into a beerhouse.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • I hired a horse at a livery-stable at Walsall, and had him kept in readiness in the back yard of a beerhouse.

    The Making Of A Novelist An Experiment In Autobiography

  • In a lot close by cricketers are at play, and a little farther on, where there is a vine-covered beerhouse, a crowd of clod-hoppers are gathered in

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 27, June, 1873

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