• WordNet 3.6
    • n barroom a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter "he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Barroom a commercial establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.
    • Barroom A room containing a bar or counter at which liquors are sold.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barroom A room in a public house, hotel, restaurant, or other place of resort, containing a bar or counter where liquors or other refreshments are served.
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In literature:

Every hotel barroom swarmed with persuasive salesmen bearing lumps of ore with which to entice unwary capital.
"The Eagle's Heart" by Hamlin Garland
Well, let's go down into the town and hunt up some quiet barroom and have a civilised evening.
"A Book of Burlesques" by H. L. Mencken
We were sitting round in the barroom of the Cosmopolitan, trying to keep warm.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
In the first is the atmosphere of barrooms; in the second the manners and air of drawing-rooms.
"An American Suffragette" by Isaac N. Stevens
He walked behind the ice-cream pavillion, Tom at his side, and then the pair reached a side door, connecting with the hotel barroom.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Thus five or six Americans may meet in a club or barroom for the sale of liquors.
"As A Chinaman Saw Us" by Anonymous
Barroom, dining-room, kitchen with bed-closet.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Wade descended the stairs of the hotel and went into the barroom, fuming with rage and chagrin because Helen had seen him in such a temper.
"Hidden Gold" by Wilder Anthony
Baby's was lyin round permiskusly, all over the desks, floors, and barroom.
"The Bad Boy At Home And His Experiences In Trying To Become An Editor - 1885" by Walter T. Gray
People came in and went out, but as early as ten o'clock the barroom was nearly deserted.
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Unobserved, the front door of the barroom had opened.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
If they were riff-raff, barroom bums, I could get a line on it.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Accordingly he rang the bell, and sent down the message which Wulf received in the barroom.
"A Royal Prisoner" by Pierre Souvestre
I subscribed to an employment bureau, but the only offer I received was to act as a sort of bouncer in a barroom.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
He was the pet of the barroom.
"The Macdermots of Ballycloran" by Anthony Trollope
Occasionally other men left the hidden barroom and went down.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
They brought up finally before a barroom and entered, passing through to the small iron tables in the rear.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
You want to stay near Skagway and its well warmed barrooms, don't you?
"The Trail of a Sourdough" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The back room, a rude dance-hall, was empty, but the door into the barroom was open, and he slipped through it like a shadow.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
Fumes of rum and spirits pervaded the tobacco-smoked barroom which served as the main parlor of the inn.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady

In poetry:

The shades of night was fallin’ slow
As through New York a guy did go
And nail on ev’ry barroom door
A card that this here motter bore:
"No beer, no work."
"No Beer, No Work" by Ellis Parker Butler
A Texas cowboy lay down on a barroom floor,
Having drunk so much he could drink no more;
So he fell asleep with a troubled brain
To dream that he rode on a hell-bound train.
"Hellbound Train" by Anonymous Americas
A Texas cowboy lay down on a barroom floor,
Having drunk so much he could drink no more;
So he fell asleep with a troubled brain
To dream that he rode on a hell-bound train.
"The Hell-Bound Train" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Slim Love's barroom boast led to big leagues.
Bengals LB Maualuga charged with barroom assault.
Fathom Seafood House offers comfort food in a barroom atmosphere.
Picture a Midnight Barroom And Some Mournful People.
All the World's a Stage for Opera: Glimmerglass, Carnegie, a Barroom .
Delbert McClinton is the consummate barroom bluesman, smooth and soulful with just a dash of Texas roadhouse grit.
"Bierstube" is a German word that means a large hall or barroom featuring beer and (usually) entertainment.
A Lake Stevens police officer named in a civil rights lawsuit also was struck by a Taser during a barroom brawl in May in Everett.
Lake Stevens cop named in lawsuit was in barroom brawl.
Lake Stevens cop named in lawsuit was in barroom brawl.
This hulking Secret Service agent was taken in by Nantucket police after a barroom brawl, but was freed when everyone agreed not to press charges.
The monthly gathering is known for informative-yet-funny PowerPoint presentations on delightfully dorky topics — everything from the sex lives of bugs to championship Scrabble techniques — for a barroom full of self-described nerds .
Woman arrested after giving barroom breast exams.
Solid citizens objected recently because I discussed that C-word in the newspaper and used blunt talk you might hear from old men in a barroom.
You may have heard that Bristol Palin got into a little barroom skirmish the other day, in which she lashed out (including a homophobic comment) at an obnoxious heckler.