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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
He drank way too much and got __________.

This place smells disgusting. It`s a total ________.

We`re gonna be here for a while, so let`s run __________.

Let`s never come back here again. It`s just a __________.

Our __________ for the night was $200!

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120 Comments on “Bar and Pub Slang”

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Hi Alex!Unfortunately I didn’t understand the meaning of ”the hole in the wall” very clearly.Isn’t it a machine from the bank where you can withdraw the money??? Please explain this to me!Thanks, Cristina

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

    Hi Cristina! Imagine a wall! If there is a hole is not a good wall… A hole in the wall is not a good place …I think…

    Thursday, October 13th 2011

      I think what Cristina meant is, that a hole in the wall means an ATM, so is it possible that it also means a dirty bar/pub. Alex, could you please tell us if we’re correct? Does “a hole in the wall” mean both ATM and dirty pub?

      Thursday, October 13th 2011

    Hi Cristina, i really do not understand your question, the explanation is clear.

    Saturday, October 15th 2011

    The expression is “a hole in the wall.” It just means a really ugly, messy, and dirty bar, pub, or restaurant.

    Monday, October 24th 2011

shithole,shitfaced lol. last Monday I drank many beers so face looked like a shitfced lol. that’s all right I like drinking. thanks Alex pretty nice lesson so long n’ good bye.

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

thanks Alex

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

Wow………! I got 5 out of 5. Thanks for your lesson, Alex.

Wednesday, October 12th 2011

Hi Alex

Could you help me out in phrasal verbs especially Transitive, Intransitive, separable, Inseparable.

How does it work?


Thursday, October 13th 2011

    good question¡

    Saturday, October 15th 2011

Nice one! Thank you!

Thursday, October 13th 2011

sweet i got 5/5 but it didint help me one bit with my shitty spelling

Thursday, October 13th 2011

5 out of 5!!! I killed the test!!! Ah ah ah!!! I don’t like very much bars, but after a day of climbing every hole is good to get some beer with my friends! Thanks Alex!

Thursday, October 13th 2011

    aww! good for you bro!

    Sunday, October 23rd 2011


Thursday, October 13th 2011

woww i got 5 out of 5…thnx

Thursday, October 13th 2011

Hi Mr., I really enjoyed your class again. You`re really fun and dynamic at the time to teach and it´s very important to learn on that way. Thanks a lot.
Best regards, Javier.

Thursday, October 13th 2011

After going through this wonderful lesson, I will oblige to go to any bar tomorrow to use it.

Thursday, October 13th 2011

It’a shame Igot 4 out of 5 Thank you anyway I’try my best next time

Thursday, October 13th 2011

    Watch it and try again. :) You’ll get it. The key is practice.

    Monday, October 24th 2011

Hi Alex, Thanks for your clear explaination, its very nice indeed. i have one question that, a dive and a hole in the ground is used for a dirty bar?, Can i use wherever, the place dirty?,
Thanks alot, Alex.
Have a nice day!

Friday, October 14th 2011

    Usually, we refer to dirty bars and pubs as dives. It can be a music venue, or a dance club that’s dirty as well. A hole in the wall can also be used for a small or dirty restaurant.

    Monday, October 24th 2011

Hey alex,thanks for ur video,its good to know about some new words and their meanings.i have some doubts that,a tab and a dive is used for a total pay and a dirty place,can i use them wherever,the things happen?,anyway thank u so much .

Friday, October 14th 2011

thanks for the effort/ means a lot to me… i’ve learned something while watching and even got 5 on the quiz provided. thanks God bless you. :)

Friday, October 14th 2011

thank you for this effort

Friday, October 14th 2011

thank’s mr.alex …

Friday, October 14th 2011

I knew that one too. But, that was selected by chance. Any way, …… thanks for teaching … .

Saturday, October 15th 2011

nice nice nice thank you very much Alex=D

Saturday, October 15th 2011

    No problem! Thanks for the comments, guys.

    Monday, October 24th 2011

    its really inteeresting thanks you

    Saturday, November 12th 2011

thank you

Saturday, October 15th 2011

nishhhh onee keep it up !

Saturday, October 15th 2011

Thank you so much

Saturday, October 15th 2011

how about the bar is a good place? is there any slang on it??

Saturday, October 15th 2011

    You can use the phrase “top notch” to describe something that’s really high quality. “Final Fantasy XII is a top notch video game!” “That place is top notch.” “She’s a top notch teacher.”

    Monday, October 24th 2011

a helpful lession.thank you!

Monday, October 17th 2011

great explanation!

Monday, October 17th 2011

many thanks and good understandable teacher Alex

Monday, October 17th 2011

it’s really a good way to learn thanks guys.

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Thank you alex, it has been very useful. From now I will know how to push my friends to pay the next round… just saying them: This one is gonna be on you! hahahaha xDD

Tuesday, October 18th 2011

Thank you alex

Wednesday, October 19th 2011

Thank you Alex, that was useful for me. I really like your lessons.

Thursday, October 20th 2011

Very useful explication, thanks. But I gonna buy you a red marker ;-)

Thursday, October 20th 2011

    “Very useful explanation.” We don’t use “explication” in English. :)

    Monday, October 24th 2011

      But then I could find explication in English dictionaries. Why can’t we use it. It means the same as “explain” or “elucidate”

      Tuesday, February 5th 2013

Thank you Alex. It was really a nice class. I got good things.

Friday, October 21st 2011

Geez! i took the quiz and i got 2 out of five! i must say i need more practice and help. Thank’s Teacher Alex keep up the good work!

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

ihave been ones in the bar and i sayed its massed up it good one or no

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

    “Messed up” means crazy, disturbed/disturbing, or just ridiculous.

    “Have you seen Oldboy? The ending of that movie is totally messed up!”

    Monday, October 24th 2011

Hey Alex!
Nice to meet you :) I am a freshman here and do like to get knowledge this way. Thanks a lot. You and other guys are really great. The information you give people is really useful and I hope I will use it when I visit the USA in the future.

Monday, October 24th 2011

i don’t go to a bars so i won’t use this lesson
ty anyway :)

Wednesday, October 26th 2011

good lesson Alex thank you for that, i don’t go to bar but still good to know :)

Thursday, October 27th 2011

Very Nice lesson ;) I appreciated a lot the strong language…a teacher in Englad taught me lots of swear words! xD thank you…

Tuesday, November 1st 2011

hey, you are very kind to do all this great job for us the non native english speaks. thank you very much

Friday, November 4th 2011

Hi Alex! It was clear as usually. It’s useful for me. :) Thanks!

Monday, November 7th 2011


please tell me if i can use “dive or hole in the ground “to describe a garden or a class room ,any dirty place .
Thanks .

Thursday, November 10th 2011

Hi Alex, I love you… I m very happy because I can understand everything you say and explain… and my test are all ok.
Thank you very much!!

Wednesday, November 16th 2011

can we start a tab?
that means we pay a bill at the end ,but i really don’t know how to imagine the situation,
so can you describe clearly?
thank you.

Saturday, November 19th 2011

All teachers of this site great. Its a very beautiful job you do here. Congratulations. I want to know people from all world and to pratice English. Who want talk to me, send me an e-mail: tiago_queiroz18@hotmail.com

Sunday, December 4th 2011

My scored five out of five.
thank you Alex

Monday, December 5th 2011

thank u sir

Tuesday, December 6th 2011

thanks a lot for the whole lessons,
greetings from iran.

Wednesday, December 7th 2011

Thanks Alex, it was useful and you do great job, could you please foucs on Adjective clause, Noun clause and Adverb clause one day too. Thank you

Friday, December 23rd 2011

thanks sir … sir are from canada

Monday, December 26th 2011

Tonight I am going to bar to use these words,
Alex sir thanks for get me the reason to go bar tonight. I am jus gonna celebrate my result 5/5….

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Alex sir I love your voice and way of speaking. I could understand everyting what your saying, even i am not a born english man. Thanks a lot…
Vijay from India.

Tuesday, December 27th 2011

Dear Alex, you are a top notch teacher. I love your teaching. It is very useful. Thank you so much. Keep teaching.

Monday, January 2nd 2012

again…a helpful lesson

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012

so many thanks Alexe,your lesson and teaching method is very vital for english learner,very short explination and very vivid description,thanks

Saturday, January 14th 2012

Hello Alex I did not understand some thing

Monday, January 16th 2012

Now I can go to a pub!!!!!

Wednesday, January 18th 2012

Sir , can u help me? where should use , till, still ,untill , upto , since.

thax sir

Thursday, January 26th 2012

Thanks Alex, That was “bad-ass” lesson!

Friday, February 17th 2012

I got scored 5 out of 5. Thanxxxxxxxx Alexxxxxx

Monday, February 20th 2012

Alex, is this American slang only or British people also understand this word???
Ex, in vocabulary the word “hole in the wall” means cash dispenser or ATM (British)

Monday, March 12th 2012

How about it looks like a Pigsty!

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

hiii, thank you verry much for this lesson , i really loved it , can i ask you pleaze more lessons on slang , thanks !!!!!

Monday, April 23rd 2012

nice lesson ,thanks so much

Friday, May 11th 2012

Thnx Alex

I got zero marks out of 5

Friday, June 1st 2012

Thank u Sir, I am improving ,my english by watching ENGVID.

Tuesday, June 12th 2012

You’re amazing,I couldn’t help laughing Very useful lesson lool

Thursday, June 21st 2012

nice lesson thanks

Sunday, August 12th 2012

Hi Alex,let’s go the dive tonight,I will take care of the tab Because I was load.

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

I was loaded.

Wednesday, August 15th 2012

Hi Alex
What is the different between “He drank way too much” and “He drank too much”

Friday, August 24th 2012

you are a top notch teacher!!!! thanks a lot for your class I love them

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Once my friend brought me at a bar. Actually that was a shithole place. I asked a bar-tender to start a tab. Finally we got hammered and went at home.

Thursday, October 4th 2012

great teacher!

Monday, October 22nd 2012

Wonderful way to learn and Teach English. Teacher’s pronuntiation is so Clear that anybody can understand almost everything. Thank you very Much Alex, you are a great teacher !!!!

Sunday, October 28th 2012

Thank you very much Alex, it is so useful ;)

Sunday, November 25th 2012

It is really nice slang. I got new useful slang word. Thank you very much.

Wednesday, November 28th 2012

You are an excellent teacher Alex, I like when you refer to us , your students , as “guys”

Thursday, January 10th 2013

you are awesome teacher Alex.

Tuesday, March 5th 2013

You guys i was good,but it would be awesome if you guys had a video about video games and their slangs :D;however,you American People Love XBOX :D.ops! Canadian :D BTW,I love you so much Alex.you videos and technic of teaching is so different with others.Cheers Dude :D

Friday, April 5th 2013

    It was good” Sorry for the error :P

    Friday, April 5th 2013

    That’s a great idea — I’ve added it to the request list and hopefully one of the geekier teachers will pick it up :)

    Monday, April 8th 2013

i just wanna speak English in email

Friday, April 19th 2013

thank you so much

Sunday, September 1st 2013

I appreciate this site.. very helpful, I keep on studying as well as practicing.

Saturday, September 21st 2013

thank you so much I understand these now slang

Saturday, November 30th 2013

thank you Alex

Saturday, December 28th 2013

thank you sir!

Thursday, May 8th 2014

Thank you.:)

Saturday, July 12th 2014

It’s such awesome sir

Thursday, July 17th 2014

yeahhh 100 %. Thanks

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Thanks. This is my favourite site of learning English)))

Friday, November 14th 2014

You are a top notch teacher. Teehee

Saturday, November 22nd 2014

I am very glad that I have found this really interesting and useful site!
And Alex is cut out to be a teacher Well done, man!

Wednesday, March 25th 2015

perfect score

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Hi Alex, thanks. this is the new slang for me to learn about pub and bar slang.

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

Hi Alex, thanks. i will remind when we are going to bar and pub he.. the slang is important to learn… if any others slang please share with us..

Thursday, July 2nd 2015

got 5 correct out of 5.
:D thanks
but still as i guess there are many pubs expressions for example when i was in London .i asked the bar man to give me to pips of beer and then i told him the beer name , so the word pips i didn’t understand what it refer too but later i understood that it must refer to glass or bottles :)

Friday, October 16th 2015

Hi, there. What do we call the snacks eaten with wine? i.e that is specially eaten with wine such as nuts etc… . Many thanks in advance.

Friday, April 15th 2016

thanks alex
iam incredibly enjoyable by watching your lessons
see you later

Saturday, September 3rd 2016

thanks sir very helpful

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

Thank you.

Saturday, September 2nd 2017

Good lesson, at this moment I have learned new words.


Monday, December 11th 2017

Its so funny and useful! Thanks a lot Alex! hahaha

Monday, February 5th 2018

Thank you Alex!

Tuesday, February 6th 2018

Thanks Alex!

Wednesday, May 2nd 2018

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