fern bar

noun

: a bar or restaurant fashionably decorated with green plants and especially ferns

Examples of fern bar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s because, said owner Bryan Arri, the name is less a literal reference to that particular type of plant than a philosophical homage to fern bars, singles-friendly establishments popular from the late 1960s up through the 1980s. David Hudnall, Kansas City Star, 2 Feb. 2024 Although plants are a contemporary decor choice, Propagation also feels like a throwback to the fern bar, a plant-loving style that emerged in the 1970s with an emphasis on serving women. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Mar. 2021 The dark wood paneling gives the impression of a 1970s fern bar without the Tiffany lamps or the ferns. Peter Meehan, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2019 Colliau has taken the tackiest, kitschiest drinks from the fern bar repertoire — a Long Island iced tea, a lemon drop, a Harvey Wallbanger — and worked her customary magic on them. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, 21 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1976, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fern bar was in 1976

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“Fern bar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fern%20bar. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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