I wanted to search for bars in a viewbox, but most of them are pubs. This is my search request: https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=[bar]&format=json&bounded=true&viewbox=6.408,51.197,6.474,51.231&limit=50

asked 06 Feb, 08:35

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The syntax is https://nominatim.openstreetmap.org/search?q=[amenity=bar]&format=json&bounded=true&viewbox=6.408,51.197,6.474,51.231&limit=50 and it works only for a selection of tags, see https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Nominatim/Special_Phrases

I agree with SomeoneElse though, Overpass API is the best tool for bounded/nearby POI searches.

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answered 06 Feb, 12:03

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If you want to search for something that is explicitly tagged as amenity=bar, I'd suggest using Overpass for that. There's plenty of information on the wiki, but a quick way to find what it will return for a particular area is to click through to it from taginfo. In this case the query looks similar to this, depending on your search area.

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answered 06 Feb, 11:40

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