Pub vs Saloon - What's the difference?

pub | saloon |


As nouns the difference between pub and saloon

is that pub is a public house where beverages, primarily alcoholic, may be bought and consumed and also provides food and sometimes entertainment, normally television viewing or pub can be a publication while saloon is (us) a tavern, especially in an american old west setting.

As a verb pub

is to go to one or more public houses or pub can be (informal|transitive) to publish.

pub

English

Etymology 1

Short form of public, from public house

Noun

(wikipedia pub) (en noun)
  • A public house where beverages, primarily alcoholic, may be bought and consumed and also provides food and sometimes entertainment, normally television viewing.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Reg liked a chat about old times and we used to go and have a chinwag in the pub .}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground, Colombo‚Äôs port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts. For mariners leaving the port after lonely nights on the high seas, the delights of the B52 Night Club and Stallion Pub lie a stumble away.}}
    Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * gastropub * pub crawl * pub quiz * superpub

    Verb

    (pubb)
  • To go to one or more public houses.
  • See also

    * inn * off-license * tavern

    Etymology 2

    (en) of (publication)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A publication.
  • registered pubs

    Etymology 3

    (en) of (publish)

    Verb

    (pubb)
  • (informal) to publish
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    saloon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (US) A tavern, especially in an American Old West setting.
  • (British, dated) A lounge bar in an English public house, contrasted with the public bar.
  • A pint of beer in the saloon bar costs a penny more than in the public bar.
  • (British) The most common body style for modern cars, with a boot or trunk.
  • The cabin area of a boat or yacht devoted to seated relaxation, often combined with dining table.
  • (rail transport) the part of a rail carriage or multiple unit containing seating for passengers.
  • (living room in a house)
  • Synonyms

    * sedan * See also

    Anagrams

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