cash bar


Definition of cash bar

: a bar (as at a reception) at which drinks are sold — compare open bar

Examples of cash bar in a Sentence

They had a cash bar at their wedding reception.

Recent Examples on the Web

The museum’s invitation says each of the series features performances, hands-on art-making, food trucks, a cash bar, and gallery games. Globe Staff,, "Freebies: Who doesn’t like them?," 18 Aug. 2019 There will be a cash bar open to those 21 and older. Shiela Johnson,, "North Carroll: Pavilion constructed at Greenmount United Methodist Church for Eagle Scout project," 7 Aug. 2019 The night concludes with an 8-10 p.m. after-party on the Water Taxi, which costs $10 (cash bar). Ben Crandell,, "Weekend preview: 8 date nights in South Florida," 17 July 2019 Admission is free; cash bar and the Mexican City Cuisine food truck will be on hand. San Diego Union-Tribune, "DAR members march in parade," 6 July 2019 Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and lots of networking will be available. Laura Groch,, "North County Business Briefs, May 10," 10 May 2018 The full brunch will have hot and cold items and include complimentary mimosas; cash bar available. Jennifer Jhon, South Florida Parenting, "Pirate Festival, stage shows mark Mother's Day weekend," 8 May 2018 But on Orchid Evenings, there is a cash bar with cocktails from Edible Bronx’s head mixologist and a Dancing Lady exhibition. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "New York City blooms with its annual orchid show," 6 Apr. 2018 Other activities include bingo, gallery games, scavenger hunts, light appetizers, cash bar, and arts and crafts in the lobby. Courtney Devores, charlotteobserver, "Your 5-minute guide to the best things to do in Charlotte | March 16-22 | Charlotte Observer," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cash bar

1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cash bar

: a place at a party where guests can buy drinks

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