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open bar

Syllabification: o·pen bar

Definition of open bar in English:

noun

A bar at a special function at which the drinks have been paid for by the host or are prepaid through an admission fee.
Example sentences
  • Not only is there an open bar, there's a premium open bar offering Jäger, vodka, Martinis and much more, as well as hors d' oeuvres and on-site masseurs and masseuses (licensed, hopefully).
  • And not only are there more entries than ever, but almost all entries are increasing in quality and functionality, making the choice of our favorites akin to deciding on a drink at an open bar with a one-drink limit.
  • I just spent the weekend in Chicago at a social function with an open bar, which, in all seriousness, might be my favorite place in the whole world, save for maybe a doubleheader at Busch Stadium.

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