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(Boston.com)   Politician in charge of Massachusetts liquor licensing says ban on happy hour is "important factor in upholding the state's reputation"   (boston.com) divider line 16
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2013-02-02 03:40:25 PM
Like my state quite a bit, but the liquor laws are wicked retahded.
 
2013-02-02 03:53:48 PM
So change the name to gay hour?

/got nothing
 
2013-02-02 04:09:26 PM
Happy hour is how teachers cope!!!!
 
2013-02-02 04:22:19 PM
Reputation for what?  Bribery or Asshattedness.

/ Massholes.
 
2013-02-02 04:32:46 PM
"The ABCC has banned businesses with liquor licenses from offering lower-priced drinks during happy hours since 1984, after a woman in Braintree was killed by a drunk driver who had consumed seven beers at a happy hour event."

I'm heading to happy hour right now, so I'm getting a kick...

/also glad I moved to FL
 
2013-02-02 04:41:07 PM
similar logic to gun control
something bad happened so pass law affecting far more than whats needed

(not sure if im trolling or not - up to you)
 
2013-02-02 04:52:08 PM

dionysusaur: Reputation for what?  Bribery or Asshattedness.

/ Massholes.


You forgot taxes.  Which, I guess, is sort of a legalized bribery.
 
2013-02-02 05:18:30 PM
As a Masshole for the last 20 odd years I went back to Minnesota (where most of my extended family still resides) for Christmas.  Sitting at the bar with my uncles I ordered a beer.  Newcastle I think (don't judge).  Less than a minute later not one but two 20+ oz Newcastles were placed in front of me.  "What devilry is this?!" I asked.  That when I learned of the glorious concept know as a true happy "hour".  Hour goes in quotes since there were 3-4 happy hours throughout the day, most of which lasted for more than an hour.  It was literally happy hour more often than it was not.  During this time liquor wasn't merely discounted   It was two for ones, and they didn't even ask.  Order one, they bring you two.  Glorious.

God bless Jimmy's
 
2013-02-02 05:53:02 PM
Our reputation of still being a Puritan state?

subfactorial: As a Masshole for the last 20 odd years I went back to Minnesota (where most of my extended family still resides) for Christmas.  Sitting at the bar with my uncles I ordered a beer.  Newcastle I think (don't judge).  Less than a minute later not one but two 20+ oz Newcastles were placed in front of me.  "What devilry is this?!" I asked.  That when I learned of the glorious concept know as a true happy "hour".  Hour goes in quotes since there were 3-4 happy hours throughout the day, most of which lasted for more than an hour.  It was literally happy hour more often than it was not.  During this time liquor wasn't merely discounted   It was two for ones, and they didn't even ask.  Order one, they bring you two.  Glorious.

God bless Jimmy's


Nonsense, Newcastle is quite flavourful.
 
2013-02-02 06:09:09 PM
"The ABCC has banned businesses with liquor licenses from offering lower-priced drinks during happy hours since 1984, after a woman in Braintree was killed by a drunk driver who had consumed seven beers at a happy hour event. "

It wasn't banned after Ted Kennedy tried to drive on water?
 
2013-02-02 06:47:03 PM
So just change it to "Ted Kennedy Hour"

problem solved
 
2013-02-02 09:57:55 PM

fatalvenom: "The ABCC has banned businesses with liquor licenses from offering lower-priced drinks during happy hours since 1984, after a woman in Braintree was killed by a drunk driver who had consumed seven beers at a happy hour event."

I'm heading to happy hour right now, so I'm getting a kick...

/also glad I moved to FL



but not after Ted Kennedy killed a girl? Classic

Still, North East liberals are so full of ear.  Knee-jerk reactions to everything in the form of new laws.  New Yawkers fear large sodas and salt too.
 
2013-02-02 11:05:12 PM
Banned in Boston!
 
2013-02-02 11:57:06 PM

subfactorial: As a Masshole for the last 20 odd years I went back to Minnesota (where most of my extended family still resides) for Christmas.  Sitting at the bar with my uncles I ordered a beer.  Newcastle I think (don't judge).  Less than a minute later not one but two 20+ oz Newcastles were placed in front of me.  "What devilry is this?!" I asked.  That when I learned of the glorious concept know as a true happy "hour".  Hour goes in quotes since there were 3-4 happy hours throughout the day, most of which lasted for more than an hour.  It was literally happy hour more often than it was not.  During this time liquor wasn't merely discounted   It was two for ones, and they didn't even ask.  Order one, they bring you two.  Glorious.

God bless Jimmy's


Minneapolis has awesome happy hours. 
There are bars where they are on a HH special for 75% or more of the day.
There is the mystical 3 for 1's if you look for it.
Almost every bar has a normal 3-6 ish happy hour and usually a late night 10-1am
Late night "Crap tap" happy hours are great ($1.25 for a MBC)
There used to be a place that had $.25 beers but only for 1 hour and you ended up spending $5 for your entire table.
The happy hours range from $1 off to beers for $1.

I've never gotten happy hour bans if they are over multiple hours. 
Suggesting that they shouldn't be actually one hour works, but a 3 hour HH isn't encouraging anyone to pound them. 
It is encouraging them to drink earlier in the day though...

\Jimmy's is awesome.
 
2013-02-03 12:24:15 PM
Good to see MA politicians have their priorities straight.Now if only they could establish a regulatory body to oversea the notoriously corrupt probation dept.  or explain why some are raising money for campaigns that do not exist.Eh.. but what would I know ?I just post here.
 
2013-02-04 12:40:14 AM
But the report, issued Thursday by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, found that many restaurant owners feared the changes would create a "race to the bottom," in which establishments would try to undercut each other's prices to the extent that their business models would no longer be viable.

Has this ever happened?  I've lived a bunch of places and I've experienced this exactly zero times.
 
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