Other cheap drink promotions and free drinks are also likely to be banned too.
I don't go to the pub that often so it won't affect me too much, but I don't like to pay over the odds for my beer and that is what this will mean. Happy hours were designed to get the punters in. If the pubs don't get the punters then their profits will fall, which means they will put prices up to compensate.
Not that I don't understand the reasons of course and a lot of the problems are of the pubs own making. Happy hour was supposed to be one hour, early in the evening. Happy hours that last four hours or so don't do anyone any favours though I fail to see the point of getting yourself smashed after being out a couple of hours when you have a whole evening to enjoy yourself.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2067 times:
Personally I think you're showing sense that many people lack. I find nothing positive about getting smashed and avoid it myself. Life's too short as it is, why take a chance of shortening it even more? I rarely drank in college as I have a low alcohol tolerance and was employed in an industry with zero alcohol tolerance-railroading. Also, my vocations of choice (transportation or law) would be adversely affected by a DUI conviction so avoiding the intoxicants was a small price to pay.
While I believe that liquor laws should be left up to the individual states, I do feel that something has to be done to curb the rampant alcoholism in the US. Any death due to DUI is one too many and the alcohol industry is partially responsible for the problem though they're far from being the only cause. Happy Hour should only be one-maybe two hours and should be early in the evening as it has been traditionally.
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Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19600 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2045 times:
This might be a mere branch in the ceasation of binge drinking, but I think the tree will be to radically change the culture of drinking - which will take a long time, probably with the next generation or others further down the line.
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