cocktail lounge

noun

Definition of cocktail lounge

: a public room (as in a hotel, club, or restaurant) where cocktails and other drinks are served

Examples of cocktail lounge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Step back in time at the Commodore, an art deco and Jazz Age restaurant and cocktail lounge in the Cathedral Hill neighborhood. Melanie D.g. Kaplan / Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Coming to St. Paul? Here’s the Washington Post’s suggestions for visitors," 10 Oct. 2019 Key got out of his seat for a full-on cocktail lounge performance of the nursery rhyme, not breaking character as the segment faded out. Benjamin Vanhoose, PEOPLE.com, "Keegan-Michael Key Shows Off His Singing Chops — Watch Him Nail a Series of Musical Impressions," 28 Oct. 2019 The hotel and cocktail lounge shut down after the owner was charged with selling a pound of meth to an FBI informant in the hotel’s basement. Michelle Theriault Boots, Anchorage Daily News, "A giant new Spenard mural gazes over a storied, troubled corner," 23 Sep. 2019 Arrive Hotel will also have a penthouse cocktail lounge, something that would fit more in Simon's repertoire, but he is not involved with that bar. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Bitter & Twisted owner Ross Simon is opening at pool bar at Arrive Hotel. Here's what we know," 27 Aug. 2019 The cinema also features a cocktail lounge with indoor seating for more than 70 guests that expands onto an outdoor patio for additional seating in warm weather. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sendik’s Food Market at The Corners of Brookfield will debut its $5 million renovations in October," 20 Aug. 2019 The marble-strewn cocktail lounge at Il Palazzo will have a creative menu that goes beyond spritzes, as well as a secret garden bar. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Hottest New Hotel Openings of Summer 2019," 9 July 2019 The fast-casual, order-at-the-counter restaurant and adjoining fish market will be the most recognizable attraction, Stevens said, but Bear Flag also plans to incorporate a cocktail lounge where the dance floor is now, as well as a sushi bar. Daily Pilot, "Laguna’s former Boom Boom Room slated to become Bear Flag Fish Co.," 14 Aug. 2019 Cooley, who opened what is arguably the most influential and lauded gay bar in Los Angeles almost three decades ago, recently transitioned one of its four rooms into a cocktail lounge called Within. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Drink Me: The Abbey in West Hollywood opens a swanky cocktail lounge," 12 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of cocktail lounge

1939, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cocktail lounge was in 1939

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3 Dec 2019

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“Cocktail lounge.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cocktail%20lounge. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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cocktail lounge

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cocktail lounge

: a room in a hotel, restaurant, etc., where cocktails and other drinks are served

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