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Offline TomInCA

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Liquor/Alcohol laws
« on: September 01, 2016, 08:11:44 PM »
So they'll sell you a single can of beer that you can drink while walking down the street, but a bar/pub can't free pour liquor.  ???

Must say I still feel naughty walking and drinking in full view of cops

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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2016, 09:54:31 PM »
So they'll sell you a single can of beer that you can drink while walking down the street, but a bar/pub can't free pour liquor.  ???

Must say I still feel naughty walking and drinking in full view of cops


This intrigued me too. During my time in college I served and bartended, and our rule was a four second count during a pour (more if we liked you you ). I quickly learned to order a double or just stick to beer/cider here.


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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2016, 03:51:31 AM »
Just a different system people - in the UK we have "weights and measures' laws: https://www.gov.uk/weights-measures-and-packaging-the-law/specified-quantities.


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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2016, 09:59:43 AM »
So they'll sell you a single can of beer that you can drink while walking down the street, but a bar/pub can't free pour liquor.  ???

Must say I still feel naughty walking and drinking in full view of cops

Don't try that in Glasgow unless you want to get lifted and given a fine of up to £500!

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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2016, 10:21:17 AM »
Don't try that in Glasgow unless you want to get lifted and given a fine of up to £500!

Seriously? You can't drink a beer while walking around in Glasgow? I always assumed carrying a can of strong cider was recommended in order to fit in.

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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2016, 10:26:14 AM »
Seriously? You can't drink a beer while walking around in Glasgow? I always assumed carrying a can of strong cider was recommended in order to fit in.

Yep, seriously.  The ban has been in effect for a long time... 10 years or more.  The ban even includes drinking a bottle of wine with your picnic in the park. 
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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2016, 10:46:44 AM »
That's really surprising.  Just last night I was at a pub near the river and grabbed some beers to take outside.  I walked far away from the pub, nobody cared as long as I brought the glasses back. 

After that, we went to see the Fire Garden on the grounds of the Tate Modern as part of the 350 year anniversary of the great fire.  I'd highly recommend it to anyone who can get to London. 

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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2016, 06:57:22 PM »
Yep, seriously.  The ban has been in effect for a long time... 10 years or more.  The ban even includes drinking a bottle of wine with your picnic in the park.

Longer than that if my memory serves me right! I started uni in 2001 and I've always known it to be against the law.

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Re: Liquor/Alcohol laws
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2016, 09:27:34 PM »
Longer than that if my memory serves me right! I started uni in 2001 and I've always known it to be against the law.

Moved to Edinburgh - jauntily carried open tin on way to rugby match.

Had to google it... it was 1996!  Time flies...