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In bars, pubs and clubs - synonyms or related words



the counter where alcoholic drinks are served in a bar or pub

beer mat


British a thick piece of card that you use for putting your drink on, especially in a bar



a small flat object that you put under a cup to protect the table

drinking-up time


British the time when people are allowed to finish their drinks after a bar has closed

last call


American last orders in a bar

last orders


British a request for people in a bar or pub to order their last drinks before the place closes



a place that is licensed has official permission to sell alcoholic drinks

lounge lizard


informal a man who spends a lot of time in expensive bars and hotels, and likes being with rich people

open bar


an occasion when you get free drinks, for example at a wedding

open mic


an occasion in a place such as a bar or club when anyone can go on stage and sing, tell jokes etc


British a piece of equipment fitted to a bottle and used for measuring out a fixed amount of alcohol in a bar or pub



food, drink, or a product that a customer has asked for

call time

to tell customers in a pub that it is time to stop drinking and to leave

pull pints

to work in a bar serving drinks

tend bar

to work behind a bar serving drinks

(the) same again

used for ordering another drink like the one you have just had

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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