Definition of barroom in English:



North American
  • A room where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter.

    • ‘In the front of the barroom a hooded young man sat looking over to where the three boys sat.’
    • ‘This night found Blitz sitting in the middle of a huge crowd in the center of the main barroom.’
    • ‘Most of the sailors were loafing in the barroom or lounge, playing a measured game of cards or writing letters.’
    • ‘It was less sleazy than a lot of other places I'd been and the barroom overlooked a view of the ocean.’
    • ‘An increasing proportion of homicides in barrooms, for example, occurred during robberies, rising from one in thirty-three saloon homicides to one in seven.’
    • ‘A map showing the way to the Ark of the Covenant was burned into the palm of his hand when Washington grasped a medallion from the counter of a burning barroom.’
    • ‘It was more money than I'd ever owned before, but then of course, the only money I'd ever had was a penny or two that someone had dropped in the barroom.’
    • ‘I walked into the bar and let out a breath, slowly plodding through the barroom, ignoring the late-night barflies.’
    • ‘They were the same four that he'd encountered in the barroom of the First Chance saloon.’
    • ‘In the barroom stood an enormous Italian jukebox - the only noticeable thing there apart from the brightly painted Gothic ceiling.’
    • ‘Grumpily and tiredly, we padded down the stairs to the barroom, and left the bill and a good tip for the tavern owner.’
    • ‘Until that date all Democratic factions agreed that the ward primary meeting should be held in the neutral territory of ‘Dooley's Long-Room,’ the large barroom in the Sixth Ward Hotel.’
    • ‘There were decorations of Valentine's Day all over the barroom and I was led down to the basement with no explanation.’
    • ‘If that doesn't float your boat, there's still Prince of Persia, Frogger, Donkey Kong and dozens of other games that once graced arcades and barrooms everywhere.’
    • ‘There he was, mopping the deck after that freak storm that had just hit, whistling a bawdy melody that he'd heard in a barroom once, when he spotted her.’
    • ‘Like two men fighting over a woman in a barroom, neither side has the woman's own humanity and freedom to heart.’
    • ‘Anbinder has filled his book with great stories of bare-knuckle fighting, barrooms, corrupt politics, and mayhem.’
    • ‘But in barrooms and factories and churches in Republican dominated parts of America, the reason is pretty simple.’
    • ‘Located in the trendy LoDo historic district, this hotel features one of the most beautiful Deco barrooms in the country.’
    • ‘He seems to favor the man's man… and this is clear in the male-oriented subject matter of his earliest works, which were more appropriate to a Bowery barroom than a European movie parlor.’