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  • noun Plural form of rathskeller.


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  • It's all here, folks: the depressing provincial rathskellers, the bad leather jackets, handlebar moustaches for the men and unshaven armpits for the ladies... this is the New German cinema many of us came to love so long ago.

    She lived here

  • He pointed out prairie dog villages and badger rathskellers.

    Even Cowgirls Get The Blues

  • One can almost imagine himself in one of the famous rathskellers of Old

    Bohemian San Francisco Its restaurants and their most famous recipes—The elegant art of dining.

  • Proceeding down Howard Street to Franklin, I judged by the signs I saw about me -- the conglomerate assortment of theaters, hotels, rathskellers, bars, and brilliantly lighted drug stores -- that here was the center of the city's nighttime life.

    American Adventures A Second Trip 'Abroad at home'

  • Course, rough housin 'in rathskellers until they called out the reserves, and turnin' the fire hose on a vaudeville artist from a box, and runnin 'wild with a captured trolley car wa'n't what you might call innocent boyishness; but, after all, there wa'n't anything real vicious about Dyke.

    Odd Numbers Being Further Chronicles of Shorty McCabe

  • Not the professional sort, that fight elevator-boys because they're colored, and let off rebel yells in rathskellers when a Hungarian band plays

    The Lost Road

  • 'Halberdiers goes with Rindsloshes,' says he, 'just as rats goes with rathskellers and white cotton stockings with Tyrolean villages.'

    Roads of Destiny

  • At first, the development of the floor was almost accidental, as restaurants merely followed Lasky and Harris’s policy of presenting a few entertainers as incidental diversions. restaurant managers would hire a few special intimate acts, such as singers and dancers, from rathskellers or the lower rungs of vaudeville and have them circle among the tables as incidental attractions to the dining and drinking.

    Lobster Palace Society | Edwardian Promenade


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