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Is there any music-tag? For many people this is important ;) -- User:Kelvan 17:16, 6 January 2009

Good question. I think I've put music=yes on some pubs, but I realise this is ambiguous. Many/most pubs will have some music playing. Think I'll start using live_music=yes for the interesting pubs that are gig venues. Then there's pubs which play their music too loud, and also some pubs (perfectly ordinary pubs) which morph into clubs on Fridays and Saturdays with a little disco (I'm thinking of the grimy places I used to go to in the centre of Huddersfield when I was 18). Maybe disco=yes? -- Harry Wood 12:34, 10 December 2011 (UTC)

Quiz ?

Any thoughts on how to tag pubs that run a quiz? I guess the issue with this and Music above, is that it may change more frequently, does that stop us adding it? I've been surveying pubs in Swindon,UK after trying to find out via the internet which pubs have quizzes, and its obvious (here anyway) that there are way more quizzes out there than the internet knows about.

Closed pubs

When a pub has closed and is awaiting new ownership, it may remain a useful landmark but is clearly of no benefit to the thirsty traveller. Is there an appropriate tag for a closed pub? Longwayround 10:13, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Without even checking the Tagwatch, I recall that some say that they use disused_amenity=pub, some amenity=disused_pub, others amenity=pub + year_off=2007 and the wiki recommends amenity=pub + disused=yes. Decide for yourself which is most logical, appropriate and least error-prone. Alv 12:58, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
See Comparison of life cycle concepts. That's an ongoing debate, concerning not just pubs, but anything which as become disused/inactive/closed down.
I have a friend who runs a wiki website listing "dead pubs": I started tagging Tag:amenity=dead_pub so that I could run queries for him. I even documented it, but it's not really a serious tag proposal. Happy to move all those to sensible tag like one of the suggestions above.
-- Harry Wood 11:29, 19 April 2009 (UTC)
Current state of this seems to be to disused:amenity=pub to replace amenity=pub which I've been using, this stops software using the data from thinking its a pub, but allows it to exist until the building is reinstated or turned into something else. Castaway (talk) 11:55, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

what about gay pubs?

It is important to know before you enter ;-) proposal: gay=yes Tk 09:15, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

Nowadays there is a proposal for this: Proposed_features/Visitors_orientation

Age limits

UK drinking age is nominally 18, although some bars have started to implement a non under 21's (or in some cases no under 25's) policy.

Should information about age restrictions (including 'carding') be on the map?

ShakespeareFan00 11:27, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Some pubs (a minority in the UK I think) are 'family friendly' and allow children in (just wont sell them beer, obviously). I think I tagged one such as children_allowed=yes. --Geoff 15:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

Beer brand

Sometimes, it is useful to know which beer is served (which brewery owns the pub) ... what about "beer_brand"? --Kavol 21:30, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Pub, restaurant, or bar?

This is difficult, so maybe we should come up with some guidelines for when to use amenity=pub and when to use amenity=restaurant.

In particular, I'm stuck on a type of restaurant in the U.S. commonly called a "bar & grill". There are lots of these, some of which are known worldwide: T.G.I. Friday's, Applebee's, Chili's, O'Charley's, Ruby Tuesday's, Houlihan's... you get the idea.

The cuisine is often non-descript (usually burgers, steaks, etc.), and these types of places usually have a full bar, but in my estimation the majority of people go there to eat. To me this is different from a "pub", where it is acceptable and probably more common to get just drinks and no food. At these types of places, if you sit at a table, it's polite to order at least some small plate of food to share; you are generally expected to stay at the bar if you are only going to drink.

Maybe this is just a case of "you know it when you see it", but honestly, pubs are not very common in the U.S., and I think most people here haven't seen one. I see a lot of these "bar & grill" places tagged as amenity=pub.

Would someone like to take a stab at coming up with a broad, internationally-agreeable, simple definition to distinguish between pubs, restaurants, and bars? BigPeteB 05:18, 24 June 2010 (UTC)

I had this same question as an American. To me, bar and grill would mostly be tagged as a restaurant -- most people go to TGI Friday's for food and drink rather than just to drink, generally. I would think a "pub" in the USA would be a bar that has food (meals, or bar food) but the food isn't the main attraction. For example, a sports bar would be a "pub" I think. A "bar" would be a cocktail place that doesn't have food, or some other kind of bar that just has booze. Anyone else? --Marion Barry (talk) 16:12, 29 September 2016 (UTC)


What about garden=yes? or something representing outside area that's part of the pub and usable by customers - User:Jgbreezer 13:55, 25 August 2008

+1 Here. Tagged a few pubs now using this --Pobice 20:26, 3 May 2009 (UTC)
Before I saw this I put beer_garden=yes/no on a bunch of pubs. Not sure which is better. --Geoff 15:56, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
I've used 'outdoor_seating=yes' for a lot of London pubs. Of course this may or may not mean a garden (and in London mostly doesn't mean that) :-/ -- Harry Wood 15:46, 19 April 2011 (BST)

As of 2011-05-23 beer_garden=yes has 205 instances in taginfo, and garden=yes has just 35 (and it's not clear it means the same thing). So that's a +1 for beer_garden=yes from me. Is that enough usage for the main page to be updated? --achadwick 11:08, 23 May 2011 (BST)

Car parks, beer gardens

Sometimes it's useful to know if a pub has a car park or a beer garden. How about car_park=yes or beer_garden=yes? SomeoneElse 01:20, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Someone above suggested garden=yes. Either suits me. Would be useful to come up with suggestions for tagging the garden itself, for larger ones. I use: leisure=garden; garden:type=pub; access=private;. However, this overloads the leisure=garden tag I think. Craigloftus 21:32, 9 April 2011 (BST)

Walker friendly

Also, it's useful to know whether heading for a country pub whether they're going to get sniffy about walking boots all over their fresh new carpet. The best I've come up with is "description:floor=stone". SomeoneElse 01:20, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't think that really helps. I think a more generally "walker friendly" tag would be best. Pubs often make it clear with signs, or tacitly if they provide drying racks etc. Even with walker friendly pubs it is usually polite to leave your boots outside. I suggest the clumsy "walker_friendly=yes|no" :) Craigloftus 21:32, 9 April 2011 (BST)

Links doesn't work

Links 'the terms' and 'Points-of-Interest file' display 'The requested resource was not found.' Lenochod 13:46, 2 March 2016 (UTC)

Dog friendly

Being a dog owner I often look for info about whether specific pubs are dog friendly. There doesn't seem to be a tag for this as far as I can tell. Maybe "dogs=yes|no|outdoor_only". Any thoughts? --SDavies (talk) 14:53, 26 March 2016 (UTC)