Definition of rathskeller in English:

rathskeller

noun

US
  • A beer hall or restaurant in a basement.

    • ‘I was there prowling for pierogies last week, and that's how we ended up in a rathskeller of a place called the Polish Village Café.’

Origin

Early 20th century: from obsolete German (now Ratskeller), from Rathaus town hall + Keller cellar denoting the place where beer and wine were sold.

Pronunciation:

rathskeller

/ˈrätˌskelər//ˈräTHˌskelər//ˈratˌskelər/