Is it permitted to enter and drink at a gastropub (or restaurant/bar). Assuming the drinks (beer/whiskey) are kosher and this applies only in regards to someone who holds by the Shach (that one is permitted to drink barley products amongst non-Jews as per an interpretation of the Rema.)

My question stems from the ruling that it is forbidden to enter a treif restaurant unless in extenuating circumstances (maris ayin). However a bar as seen above is a little more lenient. So what happens when you combine the two?


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As discussed elsewhere, Rabbi Heinemann's opinion is that it's a problem if it's mainly known for the non-kosher stuff.

Do a reasonable amount of people go in there for just beer? If so, you should be okay.

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