Green’s Dictionary of Slang

doggery n.1

[negative image of SE dog]

(US) a low drinking house; also attrib.

[US]A.N. Royall Letters from Alabama 10 July 226: A Doggery is a place where spirituous liquors are sold; and where men get drunk, quarrel, and fight.
[US]W.T. Porter Big Bear of Arkansas (1847) 89: Jerry [...] invited Quashey ‘to go up to the doggery and liquor’.
[US]J.G. Baldwin Flush Times of Alabama and Mississippi 308: The doggery-keepers got to sellin’ licker by the drink, instead of the half-pint, and a dime a drink at that.
[US]C.H. Smith Bill Arp 136: I’ve had my breeches died blue, and I’ve got a blue bucket, and I very often feel blue, and about twice in a while I go to the doggery and git blue.
[US]J. O’Connor Wanderings of a Vagabond 229: The faro-rooms in large cities like New York, Boston [...] and Louisville, were of the most primitive description, located in the rear of some doggery, in by-streets, and frequently in cellars.
[US]J. Miller Memorie and Rime 20: All drinking shops here — or rather ‘doggeries,’ as we call them in Oregon — are called ‘publics’.
[US]R.G. Hampton Major in Wash. City 51: He was inveigled into a game of cards at that wretched doggery called the Burnt Rag.
[US]A.H. Lewis ‘Red Mike’ in Sandburrs 57: ‘Say!’ remarked Chucky as he squared himself before the greasy doggery table.
[US]Ade Knocking the Neighbors 156: Once there was a Boy who had been told twice a day ever since he could remember that if he started to go into one of those Doggeries with swinging Doors in front and Mirrors along the Side, a Blue Flame would shoot out and burn him to a Cinder.
[US]A. Hardin ‘Volstead English’ in AS VII:2 86: Places of business for illegal traffic in liquor: [...] Doggery.
[US]Duncan & Nickols Mentor Graham 105: John Clary opened what he called a ‘grocery’ (some termed it ‘doggery’) [DA].
[US]Randolph & Wilson Down in the Holler 240: That fool boy orter be a-workin’ instead of hangin’ around them doggeries.
[US]A.S. Fleischman Venetian Blonde (2006) 148: Why do you hang around doggeries like that?