cocktail lounge


Definition of cocktail lounge

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

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Sidoff planned last year to close Von Trier and turn it into a midcentury cocktail lounge. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Von Trier bar auctioning off Colnik chandelier, other items," 17 Mar. 2018 To tempt both buyers’ taste buds and their taste for exclusivity, developers are investing in residents-only restaurants, dining clubs and cocktail lounges. Amy Gamerman, WSJ, "Want to Eat Here? First Buy a Multimillion-Dollar Condo," 13 Sep. 2018 Police in North Carolina turned to the public for help after a firework was hurled towards a cocktail lounge early Wednesday morning, injuring at least one person. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Firework hurled at North Carolina bar sends patrons scrambling, video shows," 3 Aug. 2018 The big picture concept: Entice shoppers into the cocktail lounge and turn bar patrons into impulse buyers. Brady Macdonald,, "Raised by Wolves brings hidden bar concept to suburban mall," 11 May 2018 The Cottonmouth Club and Lilly&Bloom cocktail lounges and LCD Gallery are already open. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Historic Main&Co project debuts new downtown creative office space," 21 June 2018 To give the place the atmosphere and the hangout opportunities of a boutique hotel, Henry Hall has turned its first two floors over to a wine shop, a cocktail lounge, a private dining room and a restaurant. New York Times, "Legacy Records Looks for History in a Brand New Neighborhood," 19 June 2018 The property has a new champagne bar and cocktail lounge called Beau Nash. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Hotel renovations: Properties in Los Angeles, Dallas and San Francisco get major upgrades," 13 July 2018 Just in time for summer, Hotel Pippa makes its stylish debut steps from the town’s galleries, cocktail lounges, restaurants, boutiques, and showrooms. Necee Regis,, "A new Nantucket hotel, Cayman Islands refunds, and other tidbits," 26 June 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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

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