SETTING THESAURUS

NIGHTCLUB



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A lineup of club-goers waiting to get inside
People lingering on the fringes or smoking outside
Cabs dropping people off at the curb
Beefy bouncers checking IDs and turning people away
A girl stamping hands with the club logo and collecting cover charges
Strobe lights pulsing from inside
Dim lighting
Black speakers and a stage
Bars with seating or an area of small round tables and stools
Waitresses dressed skimpily with glowing trays of drinks or carrying empty bottles and glasses back to the bar
A row of shot glasses being filled one by one
Bartenders rushing to keep up with orders
Bottles of alcohol lining a mirrored wall behind the bartender
Bins with lemon and lime wedges, cherries, and other garnishes
Multicolored straws, empty beer cans and bottles, sprayers and beer taps
Sinks loaded with ice
Carefully layered drinks in martini glasses
Coffee mugs and highball glasses
Spilled drinks on the floor and wet marks on the bar
A line at the bathroom
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