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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Fri Sep 30 16:57:54 UTC 2016

On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 4:13 AM, Rihards <richlv at nakts.net> wrote:

> On 2016.09.30. 11:54, Andrew Wiseman wrote:
> ...
> >     I think that you're all overthinking it, and trying to fit a
> >     European square into a US circle. First of all, the US doesn't have
> >     pubs, unless the owner is specifically trying to recreate the
> >     atmosphere of a European pub (or at least what an Americans think a
> >     European pub is). Doesn't matter if a European visiting the US would
> >     think of the establishment as such, they just don't really exist
> >     around here.
> >
> > If that's the case then the majority of places we call bars in the US
> > should actually be tagged as "restaurant", no? Because a "bar" in OSM is
> > a place without food. But I don't think that's right.
> i've usually reasoned it like this :
> * if it's a place you go to eat, it's either fast_food or restaurant,
> choose one.
> * if it's a place where you could get beer and food - with emphasis
> being on beer - it's a pub
> * if it's a place where you can get alcohol, with emphasis on non-beer,
> and food being secondary, it's a bar

And if it has an emphasis on beer, frequently with the exclusion of hard
liquor and often food, it's a tavern.
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