One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A hotel bar or small restaurant where oysters are served.
- ‘Suddenly, Michael pulled away from me and went into an oyster bar.’
- ‘The shellfish were popular with all classes of Scottish society, with special oyster bars being set up in Victorian Edinburgh.’
- ‘Although a third of the business centres around exports, the firm still maintains an oyster bar, shop and restaurant (which started out as a roadside shed) and a mail order scheme guaranteeing next-day delivery.’
- ‘Down by the oyster bar the atmosphere is like a tailgate party.’
- ‘If that's not enough to get you licking your lips, there is also a cocktail court, a chess theatre, an oyster bar and a cognac and cigar lounge.’
- ‘The Rogano is an art deco style oyster bar that offers delicious oysters and fish dishes.’
- ‘It's divided into three dining areas with the ground floor offering outdoor seating and a busy oyster bar.’
- ‘Ground zero for the future of golf lies on a driving range wedged between an all-you-can-eat oyster bar and a trailer park in a section of Florida at its strip-mall finest.’
- ‘James Pimm, a 19 th-century owner of a London oyster bar, intended his herbs-and-quinine-flavoured drink to be a digestive tonic.’
- ‘Many earlier habitations were also discovered, followed in 1995 by a large stone Roman temple, complete with bread ovens and even an oyster bar.’
- ‘There are many places there I would love to try, the oyster bar, the caviar bar, the tea house.’
- ‘Catch is mainly a fish and seafood restaurant, with a casual oyster bar on the main floor and fine dining upstairs.’
- ‘But because Mathews joined us for cigarette breaks on Duvall Street and for lunch at a harbor side oyster bar during our one weekend in paradise, we flew home sated, tanned and star-dusted, though not necessarily any better at writing.’
- ‘Also reliable - for food and celebrities - are 350 Main Co., which offers an oyster bar and seafood entrées, and Grappa, with its regional Italian dishes.’
- ‘A private beach and a children's playground are also among the facilities available, not to mention the oyster bar and seafood restaurant to titillate the taste buds.’
- ‘There are one or two posh oyster bars in various places, and there are no doubt fancy fish shops that sell them, but they are not a common foodstuff.’
- ‘The oyster bar downstairs has blossomed and added a good many more complicated cooked dishes to the menu, but on the first floor everything continues much as before… and therein lies its charm.’
- ‘The promotion will include in-store tastings, demonstrations with leading Irish chefs, an oyster bar and salmon workshop.’
- ‘If you fit that bill, then there's a lot to be said for the basement of Glasgow's Arthouse Hotel, one open-plan space with four zones: a drinks bar, a Teppanyaki bar, an oyster bar and at the centre, the Arthouse Grill.’
- ‘Likewise the student fascinated by the absence of oyster bars in the city market might begin by examining the literature on social class.’
2(especially in the south-eastern US) an oyster bed.
- ‘We collected adults and egg-case strings from oyster bars and intertidal mud flats near Wassaw Island, Georgia.’
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