pubs

Pedal Pubs

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Pedal pubs are popping up all over the country; all for your drinking pleasure.

A pedal pub is a modern day trolley. It works by allowing 16 people to climb aboard, eight in a row and pedal the pub through city streets.

Each pub has one driver who is responsible for steering everyone safely to their next destination. And while every city so far has welcomed them; they are also imposing their own set of rules.  read more »

Undercover Pub Crawls

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Police in Ireland are cracking down on certain businesses and they’re using teenagers to do it.

Faced with one of Europe’s worst binge drinking cases police in Ireland plan to send test teenagers from pub to pub to see if landlords sell alcohol to minors. In Ireland the legal drinking age is 18 but pubs are neglecting the ID check in favor of the extra business. So starting October 1st police will be able to train teenagers between the ages of 15-17 and send them to licensed pubs. If any alcohol is sold to these undercover minors the establishment will be prosecuted, face fines and could be temporarily closed.  read more »

Sobering Up

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You would think that the poor economy and rising unemployment would drive people to drink. But pubs in Ireland are facing a sobering reality to go with their empty bar stools.

A report published earlier this week found that Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption fell by 9.6% last year and is now 21% below their all time peak. Kieran Tobin, Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland says pubs have been closing at the rate of around one a day and 15,000 jobs have been lost in the last 18 months. And people don’t seem to be knocking back a few anytime soon.  read more »

A Sobering Reality

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Pub crawlers in Britain are going to have to take it down a notch thanks to some new regulations designed to save the government a little money.

The British government says excessive drinking is costing the country 12 billion pounds a year, so they are introducing some new rules to maintain sobriety. Pubs and clubs will be required to ban drinking games and promotions such as women drink free and all you can drink for ten pounds.  read more »