mini·​bar | \ ˈmi-nē-ˌbär How to pronounce minibar (audio) \

Definition of minibar

: a small refrigerator in a hotel room that is stocked with especially alcoholic beverages and snacks for guests

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In addition to tasters at check-in, the brewery’s beer is available at the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, in hotel room minibars, and at other restaurants in the marketplace attached to the hotel. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "New Belgium Builds a Brewery in a Denver Hotel," 12 Apr. 2019 And the Plum seems perfectly timed, as the minibar has become a flop for many hotels. Elin Mccoy,, "Your next hotel room might offer wine on tap," 9 Mar. 2018 That’ll mostly be reserved for heating, lighting, and sending experimental data back home; don’t expect hot tubs or minibars in your intergalactic suite. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "The Tourist's Guide to Space," 12 Mar. 2019 Rooms are stunning and have every amenity luxury travelers expect, like Wifi, filtered water bottles, french press coffee, bathrobes, toiletries, and a minibar. Lindsay Silberman, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Safari in Kenya: A Beginner's Guide," 14 Nov. 2018 Amenities In the living room, a tall blue cabinet had a minibar stocked with snacks and drinks. Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018 Rooms feature simple, modern furnishings, air conditioning (which isn't guaranteed at hotels in this area), a TV, and a minibar with complimentary soft drinks. Laura Itzkowitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Best Day Trips from Rome," 5 Mar. 2018 Seven Seas Voyager, Mariner, Explorer, and Navigator—indulge guests with all-inclusive features like unlimited shore excursions, open bars with premium wines (and in-room minibars), unlimited Wi-Fi, and dining in specialty restaurants. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Raid the minibar and watch the sun set over the iconic white dome, then head downstairs for dinner at Esphahan. Fortune, "14 Perfect Date Night Ideas in Cities Around the World," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of minibar

1971, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of minibar

: a small refrigerator in a hotel room that has drinks inside it for guests

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