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groggery

slang A place where one can buy alcohol. Can refer either to a bar or to a shop where alcohol can be purchased for consumption elsewhere. Do you remember last night at the groggery at all? You guys really drank a lot! We went to the groggery to get some booze for the party.
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groggery

(ˈgrɑgɚi)
n. a tavern; a place to buy liquor. All the groggeries are closed on Sundays.
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