cover charge

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

The cover charge was pretty high, but the band was really good.

b) An amount of money added to a restaurant bill in lieu of tips, and to pay for uncharged items such as bread and water.
See Also: no cover

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  • cover charge — ➔ charge1 * * * cover charge UK US noun [C, usually singular] ► COMMERCE an amount of money charged by some restaurants in addition to the charge for food and drink, or an amount of money added in a club to pay for the entertainment: »There was… …   Financial and business terms

  • cover charge — ☆ cover charge n. [see COVER, n. 4] a fixed charge added to the cost of food and drink at a nightclub or restaurant …   English World dictionary

  • cover charge — cover charges N COUNT: usu sing A cover charge is a sum of money that you must pay in some restaurants and nightclubs in addition to the money that you pay there for your food and drink …   English dictionary

  • cover charge — ► NOUN ▪ a service charge per person added to the bill in a restaurant …   English terms dictionary

  • cover charge — n money that you have to pay in a restaurant in addition to the cost of the food and drinks, especially when there is a band or dancing …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cover charge — cover ,charge noun count money added to the bill in a restaurant in addition to the cost of the food and service …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Cover charge — Club bouncers are sometimes responsible for collecting a cover charge. At bars and nightclubs, or restaurants with live entertainment a flat fee for entry, sometimes known as a cover charge[citation needed], is made, in addition to payment for… …   Wikipedia

  • cover charge — noun a fixed charge by a restaurant or nightclub over and above the charge for food and drink • Syn: ↑cover • Derivationally related forms: ↑cover (for: ↑cover) • Hypernyms: ↑fixed charge, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cover charge — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cover charge : singular cover charge plural cover charges money added to the bill in a restaurant in addition to the cost of the food and service …   English dictionary

  • cover charge — Synonyms and related words: American plan, European plan, a la carte, admission, admission fee, anchorage, brokerage, carfare, cellarage, charge, charges, couvert, cover, demand, dockage, dues, entrance fee, exaction, exactment, fare, fee, hire,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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