A bar is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and often sell snack foods such as crisps or peanuts, for consumption on premises. Some types of bars, may serve food from a restaurant menu.
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Bars provide stools or chairs that are placed at tables or counters for their patrons. Bars that offer entertainment or live music are often referred to as music bars, live venues, or nightclubs. Types of bars range from inexpensive dive bars to elegant places of entertainment often accompanying restaurants for dining.
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Many bars have a discount period, designated a “happy hour” to encourage off-peak-time patronage. Bars that fill to capacity sometimes implement a cover charge or a minimum drink purchase requirement during their peak hours. Bars may have bouncers to ensure patrons are of legal age, to eject drunk or belligerent patrons, and to collect cover charges. Such bars often feature entertainment, which may be a live band, vocalist, comedian, or disc jockey playing recorded music. The term “bar” is derived from the specialized counter on which drinks are served. Patrons may sit or stand at the bar and be served by the bartender. Depending on the size of a bar and its approach, alcohol may be served at the bar by bartenders or by a combination of the two.
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In some establishments, the back bar is elaborately decorated with woodwork, etched glass, mirrors, and lights. Concerts by a small jazz combo or small bluegrass band may have the order of program, mood, and volume—but vary in music and dress. In a similar way, a particular musician, band, or genre of music might attract concert attendees with similar dress, hairstyle, and their behavior.
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The counter at which drinks are served by a bartender is called “the bar”. This counter typically stores a variety of beers, wines, liquors, and non-alcoholic ingredients, and is organized to facilitate the bartender’s work. In most places, bars are prohibited from selling alcoholic beverages to go, and this makes them clearly different from liquor stores.