For inspiration, amusement, and reference, I am interested in a list of all chatrooms that:

  • are the official/main chat room of some Stack Exchange site;
  • have a non-standard name, i.e., something other that is not derived from the site’s name in a straightforward manner like Lepitopterology SE General Chat.

Feel free to offer explanations if the pun or similar is not immediately obvious.


Please feel free to join and contribute to any of these chatrooms (and others you may find on any of the sites here).

To find chat, just hit on the hamburger and select 'chat' (note that you'll need 20 reputation points to participate in chat).

Chat room names, sorted alphabetically by site name:

  • The Assembly (no parent site) - generic public room for moderation issues
  • Teachers' Lounge (no parent site) - private, moderator-only chat room
  • The Terminal (no parent site) - generic room for international sites
  • The Ivory Tower (Academia)
  • Maid Café (メイド喫茶) (Anime & Manga)
  • Pin 13 (Arduino)
  • The Bridge (Arqade)
  • The Singularity (Artificial Intelligence)
  • The Studio (Arts & Crafts) - not active
  • The Observatory (Astronomy)
  • The Hangar (Aviation)
  • The Taphouse (Beer, Wine & Spirits)
  • The Library (Biblical Hermeneutics)
  • The Velodrome (Bicycles)
  • The Biosphere (Biology)
  • The Renderfarm (Blender)
  • The Periodic Table (Chemistry)
  • The Upper Room (Christianity)
  • The 2nd Monitor (Code Review)
  • The Percolator (Coffee)
  • The Town Hall (Community Building) - not active
  • The Cornell Box (Computer Graphics)
  • The Classroom (Computer Science Educators)
  • Ten fold (Cross Validated)
  • The Side Channel (Cryptography)
  • The Heap (Database Administrators) – used to be The Clustered Index, but that implied more organization than our chat typically reflected
  • ChatOps (Devops) – ChatOps is a way of handling infrastructure from a chat system
  • What on Earth? (Earth Science)
  • The Appendix (Ebooks) - not active
  • Language Overflow (English Language Learners)
  • The Embassy (Expatriates)
  • Chez Cosette (French Language)
  • The Garden Shed (Gardening & Landscaping)
  • Roots (Genealogy & Family History)
  • deutschsprachiger Raum (German Language) – translates to both, German-speaking room and German language area
  • The Ink Spot (Graphic Design)
  • The Waiting Room (Health)
  • The Time Machine (History)
  • The DMZ (Information Security) Network Demilitarised zone
  • Chat of Things (Internet of Things)
  • The Awkward Silence (Interpersonal Skills)
  • Bar Sport (Italian Language)
  • CONLOQVIVM (Latin Language) - 'to talk together'
  • The Sidebar (Law)
  • The Junk Drawer (Lifehacks)
  • lɪŋˈgwɪstɪks (Linguistics) – Linguistics in the International Phonetic Alphabet
  • The Reading Room (Literature)
  • Open Roda (Martial Arts)
  • The Pitstop (Mechanics)
  • Tavern on the Meta (Meta Stack Exchange) (Note: this room is on Meta Stack Exchange chat domain/server, not the main Stack Exchange chat domain like all other rooms in this list)
  • V'dibarta Bam (Mi Yodeya) - "And speak of them" (Deuteronomy 6:7)
  • The Screening Room (Movies & TV)
  • Off the Record (Music Fans)
  • The Practice Room (Music Theory: Practice & Theory)
  • The Pantheon (Mythology & Folklore)
  • Base Camp (Outdoors)
  • The Playground (Parenting)
  • Show me the money! (Personal Finace & Money)
  • The Litter Box (Pets)
  • The Locker Room (Physical Fitness)
  • The h Bar (Physics) – ħ (pronounced h bar) is an important physical constant
  • Agora (Politics) - Agora was a public open place in Ancient Greece used for assemblies, gatherings
  • Falatório (Portuguese Language)
  • The Nineteenth Byte (PP & CG) - In Golf, "The Nineteenth Hole" would refer to a restaraunt at the end of the course. The Nineteenth Byte flips this around to be about code-golfing instead of regular golf, and just so also happens to be exactly nineteen characters long.
  • The Axon Terminal (Psychology & Neuroscience)
  • The Sphinx's Lair (Puzzling)
  • Quant (Quantitative Finance)
  • The Classical Channel (Quantum Computing)
  • The Bakery (Raspberry Pi)
  • Asimov's Corner (Robotics) - Attribution to Isaac Asimov, an American writer and professor who devised Three Laws of Robotics
  • Not A Bar (Role-playing Games)
  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (Science-Fiction and Fantasy) – the second book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from Douglas Adams, a science-fiction classic
  • The Frying Pan (Seasoned Advice)
  • The Comms Room (ServerFault) - not active
  • Hub of Reason (Skeptics)
  • The Whiteboard (Software engineering)
  • The Echo Chamber (Sound Design)
  • The Pod Bay (Space Exploration) – 2001: "Open the Pod Bay doors, Hal"
  • La Tertulia (Spanish Language) - Literally The Salon
  • The Clubhouse (Sports)
  • Root Access (Super User)
  • The Water Cooler (The Workplace)
  • The Exit Node (Tor)
  • You Are Here (Travel)
  • /dev/chat (Unix & Linux)
  • The Greenhouse (Veganism & Vegetarianism)
  • :chat! (Vi and Vim)
  • Google-Fu (Web Applications)
  • The Workshop (Woodworking)
  • The Loop (WordPress Development)
  • The Factory Floor (Worldbuilding)
  • The Overlook Hotel (Writing)
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    Why no links to the chat rooms? Is there a specific reason, or just lack of time to add all of them? – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Sep 12 '18 at 11:20
  • @ShadowtheWelcomingWizard the tavern is not on chat.se. So if it even belongs in this list at least that one should be linked to prevent confusion – rene Sep 12 '18 at 11:38
  • @rene well, MSE is a Stack Exchange site like any other, and the room name isn't standard, so yeah I think it belongs here. As for linking it, I think it will cause confusion: why this is linked and the rest are not. – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Sep 12 '18 at 11:40
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    @ShadowtheWelcomingWizard: What would be the benefit? This purpose of this list is not to allow people to quickly find rooms to join. On the other hand, the underlining would impede readability. – Wrzlprmft Sep 12 '18 at 12:13
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    @Wrzlprmft benefit is making it much more simple to join a room you find interesting, instead of having to manually search for the site/room. :) – Shadow The Curly Braced Wizard Sep 12 '18 at 12:22
  • Would it be useful to include the mod room called the Teachers' Lounge or something? – user392547 Dec 2 '18 at 9:00
  • @Chair I've included all chat rooms with funny names that have no parent site. – Sonic the Bracketed Hedgehog Jan 26 at 20:30

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