bottle club


: a club serving patrons previously purchased or reserved alcoholic drinks after normal legal closing hours

Examples of bottle club in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cohen and Skiles sold out in 1949 to Cookie and Bill McKinney, who turned it into what may have been San Antonio’s first bottle club to get around the Texas law against selling liquor by the drink. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Sep. 2021 Phan was issued violations for an unlicensed bottle club, violating executive and emergency orders, and obstructed egress, among others. Lauren Del Valle and Anna Sturla, CNN, 2 Jan. 2021 Mac’s Public House co-owner Daniel Presti has been indicted on misdemeanor charges of selling alcohol without a license and operating an unlicensed bottle club, Staten Island prosecutors said Friday. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2021 Aside from the bar violating Cuomo’s executive order, others charges facing the Mac’s staff include operating an unlicensed bottle club and unauthorized warehousing of alcohol. Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2020 The Manhattan bottle club was shut down around 2:45 a.m. ET Saturday after city sheriffs discovered about 400 revelers, the New York City Sheriff's office said. Omar Jimenez, CNN, 1 Dec. 2020 The brewery asked the company that helps with their bottle club to add a delivery button to their homepage, divvied up their existing beer stock and split up 20 Portland ZIP codes among their small team. oregonlive, 19 Mar. 2020 Members of the two bottle club get one red and one white, and three bottle members get two reds and a white. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 3 Feb. 2020 At one Waverly bottle club, the owner even posted a sign threatening court action against Pansing Brooks and used an expletive against Thibodeau. Tess Williams, The Seattle Times, 22 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bottle club was in 1935

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“Bottle club.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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