Archive for Wednesday, May 26, 2010

25 years ago: “happy hour” promotions banned

May 26, 2010


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.


KansasPerson 7 years, 12 months ago

Ahhh, the Sanctuary. What ever happened to Ace?

Mixolydian 7 years, 12 months ago

...and so ended dime draw night at the Sanctuary.

KansasPerson 7 years, 12 months ago

This ban happened about a year before I moved here. But I do remember (during my first few months here) going to the Jazzhaus on Friday evenings, after work/school, and there'd be a whole lot of free food. Some of the hungry students made a dinner off that small buffet, while kicking back with a beer.

Can someone remind me when the whole liquor-by-the-drink thing changed?

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