a restaurant, usually below the street level, where beer is served
Origin of rathskellerGerman from rath (now rat) (akin to read), council, town hall + keller, cellar: because frequently located in the cellar of the city hall
A restaurant or tavern, usually below street level, that serves beer.
Origin of rathskellerGerman Ratskeller, Rathskeller restaurant in the city hall basement German Rat council, counsel ( from Middle High German rāt ) ( from Old High German; see ar- in Indo-European roots.)German Keller cellar ( from Middle High German) ( from Old High German kellāri ) ( from Latin cellārium ; see cellar . )