A small café where alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
[French, probably from Walloon èstaminê, staminê, cowshed, little café, probably from stamen, post to which a cow is tied at the feeding trough, probably of Germanic origin; see stā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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