Definition of Cover charge

1. Noun. A fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink.

Exact synonyms: Cover
Generic synonyms: Fixed Charge, Fixed Cost, Fixed Costs
Derivative terms: Cover

Definition of Cover charge

1. Noun. An amount of money to be paid for entering a bar or restaurant where entertainment is provided. ¹

2. Noun. An amount of money added to a restaurant bill in lieu of tips, and to pay for uncharged items such as bread and water. ¹

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Literary usage of Cover charge

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1. Bolivia Adventure Guide by Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"There's a cover charge of $5 and drinks are not cheap, but the music is excellent. ... The cover charge is $3.I did not visit this bar because every time I ..."

2. Cancun by Ulysses Travel Guides Staff (2004)
"Patrons can have some wine and a good time listening to the musicians who take the stage in two theatres. Bulldog no cover charge Sun; ladies enter for free ..."

3. Bermuda Alive!by Harriet Greenberg by Harriet Greenberg (2000)
"No cover charge. The Club is above the Little Venice Restaurant. ... cover charge. November through March, the Oasis is open Thursday through Sunday only. ..."

4. Barbados by Lynne Sullivan (2000)
"No cover charge until 9 pm, but the live entertainment shows up about 8 pm. ... Other nights, the cover charge is B$12-B$30, depending on the entertainment ..."

5. The Personality of American Cities by Edward Hungerford (1913)
"And a smart New York restauranteur recently made a " cover charge" of twenty-five cents for bread and butter and ice-water. Others followed. ..."

6. Long Island Alive! by Francine Silverman (2002)
"cover charge: Friday, $15; Saturday, $15 for men and $10 for ladies. Mixed crowd, over 23. ... Open Thursday-Sunday; cover charge. Crowd is over 25. ..."

7. Adventure Guide Honduras & The Bay Islands by Maria Fiallos (2006)
"A $5 cover charge from Thursday to Saturday. Bamboo, a popular night spot, ... cover charge is about $5. Open Monday to Saturday from 8 pm. ..."

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