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Well, it is, kind of. Often it's called a minibar. Basically, it is a few drinks, and possibly other snacks, inside a fridge in a hotel room. You can consume what you like, and then the charge is added to your hotel bill when you leave. The prices are usually exorbitant, though.


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If someone says 'hotel bar' with no other context, I'd assume a regular bar that is in a hotel, i.e. 酒吧, a place with seats and tables and a bar and someone selling you drinks.


For me, if someone meant 'minibar', they'd say 'minibar', the small fridge in your room that has drinks.

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Minibar is in the room. 小冰箱

"I just drank a beer from the minibar in my room because I was tired and didn't want to go out."


The hotel may have a bar, KTV, gym, sauna, etc. outside the room. 酒店的酒吧

"Let's meet in the hotel bar at 8 pm. It's on the 5th floor."

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A very high-end hotel room, like the Presidential Suite, may have a bar in it, but I've never stayed in one so I wouldn't know. I suppose someone staying in such a room would either use room service for small needs or, if they were entertaining larger numbers, would arrange for the bar to send up a mobile bar and bartender.

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