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A restaurant serving alcoholic beverages, especially beer, as well as food.
[French, from brasser, to malt, brew, from Old French bracier, from Vulgar Latin *braciāre, from Latin brace, malt, of Celtic origin.]
1. a bar in which drinks and often food are served
2. a small and usually cheap restaurant
[C19: from French, from brasser to stir, brew]
an unpretentious restaurant or tavern that serves drinks, esp. beer, and simple food.
[1860–65; < French: literally, brewery]