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This is version 4 of the nightlife index which started on November 20 2015! Several music genres have been included!

A nightlife glossary, index or dictionary!  Have you seen something like this online? We haven’t! We thought and still think this may be a good idea to create and update for you night out lovers. Learn how to express your nightlife knowledge with all the nightlife related terms, brands, drinks, music genres and more! Don’t worry, this index (we think index is the best term) will be constantly updated and if you have any words to include, let us know!

Okay, here we go:

A

Alcoholic beverage

  • A drink which contains a substantial amount of the psychoactive drug ethanol (informally called alcohol).

Alcoholic Fermentation

  • A biological process which converts sugars such as glucose, fructose, and sucrose into cellular energy.

B

Bars

  • A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and often sell snack foods.

Barman

  • A person who formulates and serves alcoholic beverages behind the bar.

Bartender

  • A person who formulates and serves alcoholic beverages behind the bar.

Beatboxing

  • A form of vocal percussion primarily involving the art of mimicking drum machines using one’s mouth, lips, tongue, and voice.

Beer

  • An alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar.

Bloody Mary

  • A complex cocktail containing vodka, tomato juice, and combinations of other spices and flavorings including Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, piri piri sauce, beef consommé or bouillon, horseradish, celery, olives, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, and celery salt.

Blue Hawaii

  • A cocktail made of rum, pineapple juice, Curaçao, sweet and sour mix, and sometimes vodka as well.

Blue Lagoon

  • A cocktail featuring blue Curaçao, vodka and lemon juice.

Bouncer

  • A person who provides security at a public venue.

C

Cachaça

  • A distilled spirit made from sugarcane juice, also known as aguardente, pinga and caninha.

Caipirinha

  • Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, sugar and lime.

Champagne

  • A sparkling wine produced from the Champagne region grape grown in France.

Coat check

  • Staffed rooms where coats and bags can be stored securely. A ticket or receipt is given to the customer, with a corresponding ticket attached to the garment or item.

Cocktail

  • Any beverage that contains three or more ingredients if at least two of them contains alcohol.

Compère (commère for females)

  • The official host of a staged event, they usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, entertains people, and generally keeps the event moving.

Cosmopolitan (cosmo)

  • A cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice, and freshly squeezed or sweetened lime juice.

Cover charge

  • An entrance fee sometimes charged at bars, nightclubs, or restaurants.

Curaçao

  • A liqueur flavored with the dried peel of the laraha citrus fruit, grown on the island of Curaçao.

D

Daiquiri

  • A family of cocktails whose main ingredients are rum, citrus juice (typically lime juice), and sugar or other sweetener.

Dance

  • A performance art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.

Deep House

  • A subgenre of house music that originated in the 1980s, initially fusing elements of Chicago house with 1980s jazz-funk and touches of soul music.

Disco

  • A genre of dance music containing elements of funk, soul, pop, and salsa that was most popular in the mid to late 1970s.

Disco

  • An entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.

Discothèque

  • An entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.

Disc Jockey (DJ)

  • A person who plays recorded music for an audience, either a radio audience if the mix is broadcast or the audience in a venue such as a bar or nightclub.

Distilled beverage

  • An alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of a mixture produced from alcoholic fermentation.

DJ Booth

  • Place where a DJ plays his mixes.

Dress Code

  • A certain way of dressing that is expected from the clientele in attendance at the venue.

E

Eletronic Dance Music (EDM)

  • A broad range of percussive electronic music genres produced largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

Espresso Martini

  • A coffee flavored drink, one of many that are called some form of Martini but isn’t actually one. It is made with coffee liqueur and vodka.

Eurodance

  • A genre of electronic dance music that originated in the late 1980s in Europe. It combines many elements of techno, hi-NRG, house music and Euro disco.

F

Flirting

  • A social and sometimes sexual activity involving verbal or written communication as well as body language by one person to another, suggesting an interest in a deeper relationship with the other person.

Funk

  • A music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

G

Guest list

  • A list including certain attendees who can enter the club for free, or at a reduced rate.

H

Happy Hour

  • A marketing term for a period of time in which a public venue offers discounts on alcoholic drinks.

Highball

  • Name for a family of mixed alcoholic drinks that are composed of an alcoholic base spirit and a larger proportion of a non-alcoholic mixer.

Hi-NRG

  • A genre of uptempo disco or Electronic dance music (EDM) that originated in the United States and United Kingdom during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Hip Hop

  • A music genre created in the 70s consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, it’s a name for the 4 elements of the late 70’s New York City renaissance which includes break dancing, emceeing, (rapping) graffiti, and turntablism.

House

  • A genre of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago in the early 1980s.

I

Ice Cubes

  • Ice cubes or crushed ice can be used to cool drinks. As the ice melts, it absorbs heat and keeps the drink near 0 °C (32 °F).

Irish Coffee

  • A cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred and topped with thick cream.

J

Jazz

  • A genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.

K

Karaoke

  • A form of interactive entertainment or video game in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music (a music video) using a microphone and public address system.

L

Liquor

  • An alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of a mixture produced from alcoholic fermentation.

Long Island Iced Tea

  • A type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with, among other ingredients, tequila, vodka, light rum, triple sec, and gin.

M

Mainstream music

  • Commercialized music that is extremely popular among people.

Manhattan

  • A cocktail made with whiskey, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

Margarita

  • A cocktail consisting of tequila, triple sec and lime or lemon juice, often served with salt on the rim of the glass.

Martini

  • A cocktail made with gin and vermouth, and garnished with an olive or a lemon twist

Master of ceremonies (MC)

  • The official host of a staged event, they usually presents performers, speaks to the audience, entertains people, and generally keeps the event moving.

Master of ceremonies (MC) (Rapper)

  • In hip hop and other music genres, an MC, also referred to as a rapper, is a music artist and/or performer who usually creates and performs vocals for his/her own original material. The focus is on skills, lyrical ability, and subject matter.

Mixed drink

  • A beverage in which two or more ingredients are mixed. Some mixed drinks contain liquor; others are non-alcoholic.

Mojito

  • A cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.

N

Nightclub

  • An entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.

Night owls

  • People who prefer to be active during the night-time.

O

Old school hip hop

  • Generic term for hip hop music recorded before approximately 1989.

P

Party

  • A gathering of people who have been invited by a host for the purposes of socializing, conversation, recreation, or as part of a festival or other commemoration of a special occasion.

Piña colada

  • A sweet cocktail made with rum, coconut cream or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice.

Pub

  • A pub or public house which , despite its name, is actually  a “private” house, but is licensed to sell alcohol to the general public.

Q

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R

Rapper/Rapping

  • Someone who speaks and chants rhyming lyrics, rapping is distinct from spoken-word poetry since it is performed in time to a beat.

Rave

  • A large dance party featuring performances by DJs and occasionally live performers playing electronic music.

Rhythm and blues (R&B)

  • A music genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s.

Rum

  • A distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation.

S

Saloon

  • A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and often sell snack foods.

Scratching

  • A DJ and turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable.

Scrubbing

  • A DJ and turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable.

Sex on the Beach

  • A cocktail made from vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice.

Stool

  • A type of tall chair, often with a foot rest to support the feet.

Spirit

  • An alcoholic beverage produced by distillation of a mixture produced from alcoholic fermentation.

T

Tavern

  • A retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages and often sell snack foods.

Tequila

  • Regional specific name for a distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km (40 mi) northwest of Guadalajara, and in the highlands (Los Altos) of the north western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Tequila Sunrise

  •  A cocktail made of tequila, orange juice, and grenadine syrup and served unmixed in a tall glass.

Theme party

  • A gathering of people that centers on a particular idea or characteristic, an example would be an 80s party.

Turntablist

  • The art of manipulating sounds and creating music using turntables and a DJ mixer.

U

UK garage (UKG)

  • A genre of electronic music originating from the United Kingdom in the early 1990s.

V

VIP (Very Important Person) treatment

  • Premium treatment in a venue like a private table, separated from other customers, own security checks, assistant etc.

VIP area

  • An area only allowed for VIPs, or at least for the ones who have paid for the VIP treatment.

Vodka

  • A distilled beverage composed primarily of water and ethanol, sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings.

W

Whiskey

  • A type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash.

White Russian

  • A sweet cocktail classically made with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream served with ice in an Old Fashioned glass.

Wine

  • An alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits.

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Y

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Z

Zouk

  • A fast jump-up carnival beat style originating from the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

 

Stay tuned, the nightout index will be constantly updated and will be no doubt humongous!