In American English, a place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is called a bar.
Leaving Rita in a bar, I made for the town library.
In British English, a place like this is called a pub.
We used to go drinking in a pub called the Soldier's Arms.
➜ See pub - bar
In British English, the rooms in a pub where people drink are called the bars. In a hotel, club, or theatre, the place where you can buy and drink alcoholic drinks is also called a bar.
...the terrace bar of the Continental Hotel.