I need a word that refers to restaurants, bars and clubs. Places where you usually talk with friends, go on dates, or dance. I thought about "Spots" or "Places" but I'm not sure if people will associate them with travel.
Some suitable synonyms from a simple web search: hangout, joint, watering hole, nightspot, pub, dive, drinkery, venue.
You may use hangout.
a favorite place for spending time; also : a place frequented for entertainment or for socializing.
Horeca is a business term which refers to a sector of the food service industry, to establishments which prepare and serve food and beverages. The term is a syllabic abbreviation of the words Hotel/Restaurant/Café.
it hails from Dutch and may be a bit obscure
A "catchall" term in this regard is "night life."
Because the concept encompasses two things considered distinct, I don't think there is a single term for it. From my memory of such listings in newspapers and magazines, one is dining and the other is entertainment or possibly nightlife. I would label this concept:
Dining and Entertainment
If you want something all encompassing perhaps referring to them as Establishments may work.
What's wrong with "restaurants, bars and clubs"? It's better than most of the single word answers given above. Nightlife is a great answer, but refers to the activity rather than the location.
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