Difference between Honky-tonk and Barrelhouse

What is the difference between Honky-tonk and Barrelhouse?

Honky-tonk as a noun is a cheap nightclub while Barrelhouse as a noun is a rough and tumble drinking establishment.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: A cheap nightclub The type of music typically played in such a club A style of country music emphasizing traditional country instruments (e.g., guitar, steel guitar and fiddle); a rough, nasal vocal style; and tragic themes such as heartbreak, infidelity and alcoholism.


Part of speech: noun

Definition: A rough and tumble drinking establishment.A loud, percussive type of blues piano suitable for noisy bars or taverns.

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