One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tavern, inn, or club on a country road.
- ‘It gave the County Board of Supervisors the power to issue or revoke licenses of roadhouses and dance halls outside municipal corporations.’
- ‘There are so many joys to it, from dodgy food at dodgy roadhouses to the struggle of finding a decent radio station in rural Australia.’
- ‘It dresses up its bars with Texas memorabilia, but it's a fake, profiting on the good name and spirit of genuine Texas roadhouses.’
- ‘He plays funkified soul-blues straight out Texas roadhouses, slightly patchy, earnest, raw and vulnerable.’
- ‘This time however things were very different as they took to the stage in the roadhouse in front of a crowd that was a mere fraction of what they experienced last time.’
- ‘This is of course a fictional roadhouse set somewhere in the northern American wastes but tonight one of its namesakes holds a similar ambience.’
- ‘There are plenty of wayside inns, roadhouses and towns along the Stuart Highway, in fact every 100-150 km, so it is only an hour to an hour and a half between most of the stops.’
- ‘A local pastor recommended a good roadhouse for pizza.’
- ‘He tells stories and philosophizes as the movie ambles through the countryside, stopping at dumps, roadhouses, revivalist churches and prisons.’
- ‘New York's version of a southwestern roadhouse is wild fun, especially on weekend nights.’
- ‘There were open fields, market gardens, brickyards, some scattered houses and roadhouses where city folk caroused on weekends.’
- ‘Once there he meets the flotsam and jetsam who congregate at a roadhouse belonging to a white-suited gent nicknamed Panama because of his romantic tales of foreign adventure.’
- ‘The movie starts off on the wrong foot with an over-the-top brawl at a rural roadhouse that the kids have snuck into using fake ID.’
- ‘Nightspots like The Station, which dot highways across the U.S., are more roadhouse than concert hall, and they are intended to serve as little more than joints for adults to blow off steam.’
- ‘He began his musical career playing the roadhouses and bars up and down Mississippi's Highways 49 and the now-famous 61, thanks to Dylan.’
- ‘They tell stories about long-gone roadhouses and old bluesmen.’
- ‘Williams makes any stage her own, bringing her homey, Southern sensibility to any setting, be it an Austin roadhouse or an Upper West Side theater.’
- ‘I stopped in to watch the Yankees at Rocky Flats, a wind-scraped roadhouse on State Ninety-three.’
- ‘It was love story about a mechanic who is in love with the girl who minds the roadhouse.’
- ‘When he wasn't hanging out with bootleggers in Wyoming roadhouses, he was going on great binges with F. Scott.’
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