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gin mill

slang A bar, especially one that is run-down. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin mill last night!
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gin mill

and gin dive and gin palace
n. a saloon; a low liquor establishment. (Older.) Fred hit every gin mill on the way home. The joint looks like a gin dive. I’m not going in there!
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When his career ended, LaMotta moved into owning and managing bars and gin mills before turning his hand to acting and stand-up comedy.
Since they can't be trusted to make such judgments on their own, obviously I and the other chaperones will have to do a certain amount of savoring of the output of these gin mills to ascertain which are sufficiently savory for our presidential protectors to patronize.
Here the heroes are the reformers, like Jacob Riis, whose muckraking How the Other Half Lives (1890) and his startling documentary photographs of slum hovels, back alleys and gin mills, made possible by the invention of flash attachments for cameras, brought on laws regulating tenement conditions.
The casual gin mills are entirely unlicensed and more often than not are set up in people's living rooms.