|amenity = pub|
|An establishment that sells alcoholic drinks that can be consumed on the premises, characterised by a traditional appearance and a relaxed atmosphere. Also sells food which also can be eaten on the premises. Customers can usually sit down at a table.|
|Rendering in OSM Carto|
|Group: Food and beverages|
|Used on these elements|
|Status: de facto|
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A pub or public house is an establishment that sells alcoholic drinks that can be consumed on the premises. Pubs commonly sell food which also can be eaten on the premises. They are characterised by a traditional appearance and a relaxed atmosphere. You can usually sit down and there is usually no loud music to disturb conversation. A pub would be a good location to meet after a day's mapping for OpenStreetMap.
Historically, pubs originate in Britain, Ireland, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, and can be traced back to Roman taverns.
How to map
Set a node or draw as an area along the pub outline. Tag it with amenity=pub and name=*.
Tags to use in combination
- brewery=* - name(s) of breweries whose beer is sold here
- microbrewery=yes - pub has a microbrewery on the premises
- real_ale=yes - traditional draught cask beers on tap
- live_music=yes - when there is live music in the evening
- internet_access=wlan - if the pub has wifi for clients.
- outdoor_seating=yes - The pub has outside seating, possibly café-style. Useful for urban situations where one can't really describe the seating as garden-like
In some countries, local people will often refer to local pubs with the definite article; e.g., a pub called Red Lion Inn may be referred to in colloquial speech as The Red Lion. This should be included in the name=* if and only if it appears on the signs on the exterior of the pub.
- For example
- food=yes - If the pub serves food, or type of food thereof
- cocktails=yes - if cocktails are sold
- old_name=* - former name of premises
- real_cider=yes - real cider/perry offered
- accommodation=yes/<style> - Accommodation offered, or type thereof
- camra=yes - Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide (UK only).
- real_fire=yes - if the pub has a 'real fire' burning solid fuel, i.e. wood, coal or peat.
- dog=* - to indicate if dogs are allowed in the pub
- amenity=bar - Difficult distinction. In general bars are modern purpose-built commercial premises, have a more noisy atmosphere, and may be standing room only.
- amenity=nightclub - More emphasis on dancing. More likely to require an entry fee.
- amenity=biergarten - like pubs, but outdoors.
- amenity=cafe - more tea/coffee drinks, less alcohol. Normally not open later at night like a pub.
- amenity=restaurant - Often pubs double as a restaurant, or have an area set aside as a restaurant. Decide the primary purpose of the place.