[Talk-us] Bar vs Pub vs Restaurant in the US?

Jack Burke burkejf3 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 18:18:53 UTC 2016

I think that was a discussion on one of the mailing lists. And, where you order was also what I understand the (very fine)  distinction to be. 


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On September 29, 2016 2:00:04 PM EDT, Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:
>Harald Kliems <kliems at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:17 PM Greg Troxel <gdt at lexort.com> wrote:
>>> That's not what the OSM tag means; it's more european.  In OSM,
>>> means (usually) that there is real food, but (always) that you order
>>> a counter and then either take it yourself or have the staff bring
>it to
>>> you.  However, a coffee shop is very probably a cafe under this
>>> definition.  But so is a place that has real food cooked by a chef,
>>> except that you don't get waited on.
>> Where do you get the order-at-the-counter vs table service part from?
>> don't see that in the wiki, and the picture on the amenity=cafe page
>> a waiter in an Austrian cafe, who most likely will take your order at
>> table. https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:amenity%3Dcafe
>> there is a separate tag for self service
>> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:self_service
>I really do not remember clearly where I read this; it would have been
>about 5 years ago.
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