The return of Happy Hours???

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    Happy hours to return? I'll drink to that :-)
     
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    I heard on the radio yesterday that bars and restaurants already can run drink specials, just not at a specific time of day and they must run 7 days in a row (Phantom Gourmet brothers' radio show on 96.9 yesterday at 4:00).  So, for instance, a restaurant can have $2/beers every day for a week for the whole time the restaurant is open serving alchohol at all.

    As was brought up on the show, times have changed since the 80s in this respect, and I agree.  No one gets a slap on the wrist for driving drunk anymore, and who's going to risk getting caught driving drunk who wouldn't anyway (even without "happy hour") just because the drinks are cheaper at a certain time per day?  
     
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    No one gets a slap on the wrist for driving drunk anymore, and who's going to risk getting caught driving drunk who wouldn't anyway (even without "happy hour") just because the drinks are cheaper at a certain time per day?  


    Agreed. I got a DWI in '97 and haven't driven drunk since. Hell, I'll only have one beer if I'm driving even if I'm out at a bar/party for hours. If I know I'll be there for more than 4 hours then I'll go crazy and have a second beer : ) So having a happy hour is certainly not going to make me suddenly drink more and I suspect many more feel the same way.
     
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    Bring back Happy Hour!
     
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    Hey it was a stupid ban. In amherst most of the students walk to the bars. Me on the other hand I'll look forward to banging a few brews before my 14 mile trip home. Which after 23 years is pretty automatic.
     
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    Sweet, Cheap booze is awesome. Saves money.

    Dog-Lady: You are speculating that it will put more drunks the road. You are part of the nanny state problem.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hey it was a stupid ban. In amherst most of the students walk to the bars. Me on the other hand I'll look forward to banging a few brews before my 14 mile trip home. Which after 23 years is pretty automatic.
    Posted by topaz978[/QUOTE]

    Will you drink one more than usual (or more) if they are cheaper, or will you stick to your current habit and just enjoy the savings?

     
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    Yeah, free salty snacks.   But, back then, DUIs were "no big deal," too, so if you were thirsty, why not pound a few more?  "No harm."  And, restaurants weren't held responsible for overserving like they are today, either.  So, would restaurants still be as prone use that tactic, risking their liquor license (or worse)?   

    It's impossible to tell how or if the new laws and stiff ramifications for both the patrons and the bar/restaurant owners would change happy hour behavior on either of their parts.  I'm guessing the penalties enforced today for drinking and driving and for overserving would change the behavior of yesteryear's "happy hour."  But, one can't know for sure.
     
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    Most "happy hours" now (advertised as such) are reduced price or free salty snacks and appetizers, with alcohol prices being the same as always. The goal is to sell drinks, though, because that's where bars make their money. People drink what they're going to drink.

    It's almost impossible to put a 27-year-old decision into today's context and know what's going to happen. The question is whether they are willing to take the risk to find out.

     
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    [QUOTE]I'm not saying I'm against it.  I'm just question this rationale that casinos just have to offer free drinks.  Says who? And shouldn't smoking be next?  You can sure as hell smoke in AC and Vegas.
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    The casinos out here in Minnesota don't serve drinks -- free or otherwise -- and it appears to be inhibitng absolutely no one from visiting them.

     
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    I don't drink more than one drink while out...so personally I like the status quo with the discounted apps. I get together with friends at a local place for Ladies' Night once or twice a month..and we all agree that we like the discounted food better than a couple of free drinks..especially since not everyone drinks.
     
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    I would say that most casinos should have a presence of the police force. Just seeing them will cause a check on most people to be moderate. At the extreme you could have a breath test at the exit of the parking garage. But really many people who have had more drinks than recommended by law drive home and everyone is safe, no problems. Like 99%. If the issue was so big, the accident numbers would be huge. But they are not.
     
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    [QUOTE]Beat the Clock at Molly's in Allston. Hammer time
    Posted by GreginMeffa[/QUOTE]

    Dime-night at Gladstones, "drink & Sink" at The Rat in Lowell, $1.50 Margaritas @ El Torito in Norwood!

    Ahhhhh, the good ol' days! 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: The return of Happy Hours??? : Dime-night at Gladstones, "drink & Sink" at The Rat in Lowell, $1.50 Margaritas @ El Torito in Norwood! Ahhhhh, the good ol' days! 
    Posted by zippit[/QUOTE]

    Don't forget "Schlitz-o-rama" at Umass Amherst back in the late seventies.
     
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