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 Opening night features DJs, live painting, performances and a cash bar, while Sunday is a fundraising bingo night. 7 p.m. to midnight. Washington Post, "16 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 14 Nov. 2019 The trips aboard double-decker boats, with live holiday music and a cash bar, leave from the dock behind the Strahanan House in downtown Fort Lauderdale nightly through Dec. 23. Ben Crandell,, "Thanksgiving Weekend preview: Champagne, Beer and Fried Oreos Edition," 26 Nov. 2019 The party includes free refreshments and a cash bar. cleveland, "Deb Filler’s one-woman show, ‘I Did It My Way In Yiddish’ coming to Beachwood: Press Run," 23 Nov. 2019 The party was held in a large conference room with two large projector screens, catered food, and a cash bar. Charles Bethea, The New Yorker, "Black Voters in Atlanta Weigh Their Presidential Options During the Democratic Debate," 21 Nov. 2019 There’s holiday music onboard, and a cash bar for adult and children’s beverages. Phil Marty,, "Santa Cruises, holiday home tours and more festive events in the Midwest," 19 Nov. 2019 The crowd listed toward retirement age; Instead of candy, there were tables of fruit and crudities, and a cash bar. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "The Trump campaign held a Halloween ‘Witch Hunt Party’ and tortured a metaphor to death," 31 Oct. 2019 The evening, which includes music and a cash bar, begins at 6 p.m. Speakers begin at 7 p.m. TheaterWorks is at 233 Pearl St. Admission is free but reservations are required. Susan Dunne,, "Learning from failure: Time for another round of storytelling at TheaterWorks’ FUNight," 14 Oct. 2019 The evening cruise will include food from local restaurants, music, a cash bar, 50/50 and silent raffles, and views of the sunset over Gloucester harbor. L. Kim Tan,, "Summertime, when the livin’ is busy," 28 July 2019

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First Known Use of cash bar

1968, in the meaning defined above

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14 Dec 2019

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“Cash bar.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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