Meaning of rathskeller in English:

rathskeller

Pronunciation /ˈrɑːtsˌkɛlə/

noun

US
  • A beer hall or restaurant in a basement.

    • ‘I was there prowling for pierogies last week, and that's how we ended up in a rathskeller of a place called the Polish Village Café.’

Origin

Mid 18th century (in sense ‘cellar in a German town hall in which beer or wine is sold’): from obsolete German (now Ratskeller), from Rathaus ‘town hall’ + Keller ‘cellar’.