A drinking establishment, the British equivalent of a bar, traditionally selling warm beer. In the early 21st Century pubs have changed enormously. They were customarily the haunt of beer-swilling, cigarette-smoking blokes, propped against the bar, having an occasional game of darts over a bag of crisps (US: potato chips). Now they are likely to have scrubbed wooden floors, be populated by young women drinking wine and offer stylish, if not terribly tasty, food I what is know as a gastro-pub. That's when they are not occupied by semi-naked yoof downing cocktails and any alcohol they can lay their hands on and getting legless at the first possible opportunity.