night·​life | \ ˈnīt-ˌlīf How to pronounce nightlife (audio) \

Definition of nightlife

: the activity of or entertainment provided for pleasure-seekers at night (as in nightclubs) also : establishments providing nightlife

Examples of nightlife in a Sentence

The city is famous for its nightlife.

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What is Varsity Tavern Varsity Tavern, located at 501 S. Mill Ave., is a sports bar and nightlife spot that opened in the space formerly occupied by Hooters in December 2018. Ava Garcia, azcentral, "Here’s why Tempe bar Varsity Tavern’s liquor license is suspended again," 11 July 2019 Last call may signal the end of the party for Greater Boston’s nightlife revelers. Globe Staff,, "A new program helps late-night workers in Boston get subsidized Lyft rides," 9 July 2019 Produced by nightlife legend Susanne Bartsch, the cabaret-style show features many LGBTQ performers — including drag queens, drag kings and burlesque dancers. Alexander Kacala, NBC News, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends NYC drag show: 'You are beautiful. You are accepted.'," 8 July 2019 Bond, meanwhile, is busy soaking up the sun, sounds, martinis, and nightlife of Jamaica — with room for a little mission or two. Nick Romano,, "New Bond 25 set footage sees 007 living it up in Jamaica," 25 June 2019 Soon after, the adjacent Ouzo Bay will debut, giving the savvy young restaurateurs a healthy grip on the eager palates and nightlife yearnings of the always eager River Oaks crowd. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Loch Bar brings seafood tavern concept to River Oaks," 21 June 2019 Thankfully, a handful of nightlife organizers are here to make such a festival a reality. Britt Julious,, "Chicago is (finally) getting the big-time drag festival it deserves via Chicago is a Drag," 13 June 2019 North Beach, whose booming nightlife once drew jazz musicians, strip club patrons and beat poets, now stands in stark contrast to the towering glass skyscrapers springing up South of Market and just as quickly filling with workers. Shwanika Narayan, San Francisco Chronicle, "The historic San Francisco neighborhood is suddenly littered with empty storefronts. What’s the reason?," 13 June 2019 For years, Jaeger and Darryl Berger, another local developer, had sought to usher a $1.5 billion entertainment district into reality, with retail, housing and nightlife nestled between the Pontchartrain Expressway and the old power plant. Jennifer Larino,, "Market Street power plant has sat vacant for decades. Now there’s a renewed push to develop it.," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of nightlife

1852, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of nightlife

: social activities and forms of entertainment that are available at night in bars, nightclubs, etc.

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