[OSM-talk] pub vs bar vs club

Peter Childs pchilds at bcs.org
Wed Jun 3 15:50:39 BST 2009

2009/6/3 Joe Richards <joefish75 at yahoo.com>:
> How do you tag a drinking establishment that is not a pub?  I'm thinking of places where
>  * they typically don't serve food

food=yes/no (I think the default is No)

>  * the name doesn't start with "The" or have Olde Worlde signs out the front


>  * the main drinks are often wine or cocktails, rather than pints of beer

maybe a drink_type tag would be better than the real_ale tag on the wiki.......

>  * there may (or may not) be an area set aside for dancing, e.g. with a DJ

Thats a nightclub.

>  * in places with ridiculous licensing laws (such as the UK), these places are often open later than pubs, which normally wind down around 11pm or midnight.  A bar or club may not even really get moving before 11 or 12


but maybe we need peak hours as well here......

> Pub is definitely misleading in these instances, although the icon of a drink is probably still appropriate


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