A new law banning “happy hours” and other drinking promotions was set to go into effect on July 1. Taverns and private clubs would no longer be permitted to offer free drinks or to serve more than two drinks to one person at a time. Also prohibited would be “drink-and-drown” nights in which unlimited quantities of drinks would be sold for a fixed price. Kansas liquor agents predicted a flood of “free food nights” at bars, but Sanctuary owner Ace Johnson objected that hors d’oeuvres are expensive and labor intensive.
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