cover charge


Definition of cover charge 

: a charge made by a restaurant or nightclub in addition to the charge for food and drink

Examples of cover charge in a Sentence

The nightclub has a $5 cover charge.

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The cover charge at that event in April was $15 for early arrivals. Frances Stead Sellers,, "Stormy Daniels to visit Washington this week — for a strip-club show," 8 July 2018 There will be no cover charge or age restriction for Sunday’s shows. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Proud American Days to close out July with food, fun and entertainment," 11 July 2018 Boycott: There's no cover charge until 10:30 and an indoor-outdoor event will feature drink specials all night. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Phoenix Pride: The parade, the performers and everything you need to know to attend," 3 Apr. 2018 There’s no cover charge; there’s no price to play the games. Ginger Brashinger, Daily Southtown, "Proud American Days to close out July with food, fun and entertainment," 11 July 2018 Theater officials said there is no cover charge to get in to watch the game, which will be shown on a 40-foot screen. Staff Report, Aurora Beacon-News, "Arcada Theatre in St. Charles to show World Cup final on its big screen," 11 July 2018 Construction delays and a split with the initial contractor delayed Burgers & Brewhouse's progression, however, and the Kimpton Sawyer opened in October 2017, forcing Zawaydeh to settle for having the first rooftop bar with no cover charge. Benjy Egel, sacbee, "Three-story Burgers & Brewhouse with rooftop bar to open in midtown by end of June," 14 June 2018 Admission is free most nights, with cover charges starting around $10 on Friday and Saturday evenings. Zeke Maccormack, San Antonio Express-News, "Area dance halls are the real Texas," 11 June 2018 Also, the bar will have no cover charge for any games, nor any seating reservations. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "9 food and drink deals from Chicago bars for Cubs' first-round playoff series," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cover charge

1921, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cover charge

: an amount of money that must be paid to go into a nightclub or restaurant in addition to the charge for food and drink

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