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 MacGregor’s Restaurant will provide light fare, and a cash bar will be available. Maria Morales, Baltimore Sun, 19 Sep. 2023 Participants can arrive to a cash bar reception with hors d’oeuvres in the lobby at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Main Stage theater, 40 River St. in Chagrin Falls. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2023 The event includes a silent auction, mystery bags, raffle items and a cash bar. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 Finger food and snacks will be provided at the event, and the space has a lounge and cash bar. Elena Giardina,, 8 Aug. 2023 Includes local vendors, food, free health screenings, a kids' zone, face painting, balloon artist, music with Jam With Us and DJ Vic Hunter, and a cash bar. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 14 June 2023 Prior to the screenings, there will be a cash bar in the Speed Cinema lobby. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 20 July 2023 An opening reception with a cash bar and refreshments will be held at 8 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Center. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2023 Inside the 3,350-capacity United Palace Theater, there was a continuous line at the cash bar before the auditorium doors opened. Leigh Scheps, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cash bar was in 1968

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Cite this Entry

“Cash bar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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