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A pub formally public house a house open to the public as opposed to a private house is a drinking establishment fundamental to the culture of Australia In many places a pub can be the focal point of the community the history of pubs can be traced back to Roman taverns, through the Anglo Saxon alehouse to the development of the modern tied house system in the 19th century.
historically pubs have been socially and culturally distinct from cafés, bars, bierkellers and brewpubs. Most pubs offer a range of beers, wines, spirits, and soft drinks. Many pubs are have keg beer and may be a better value than winesand spirits. Traditionally the windows of town pubs were of smoked or frosted glass to obscure the clientele from the street but in the 1990s there has been a move towards clear glass, in keeping with brighter interior décors.
The owner, tenant or manager licensee of a pub is properly known as the Pubican
The term publican has come into use since Victorian times to designate the pub landlord.
Known as "locals" to regulars, pubs are typically chosen for their proximity to work, the availability of a particular beer, as a place to smoke (or avoid it), hosting a darts team, having a pool table, or appealing to friends.
It was the pub that first introduced the concept of the bar counter being used to serve the beer. Until that time beer establishments used to bring the beer out to the table or benches. A bar might be provided for the manager to do his paperwork while keeping an eye on his customers, but the casks of ale were kept in a separate taproom. When the first pubs were built, the main room was the public room with a large serving bar, the idea being to serve the maximum number of people in the shortest possible time.