The Canberra Times brings the happy news that the Liquor Licensing Commissioner has had a bit of a win.
The last time I was in Tongue and Groove my thought after half an hour was “there’s a lot of fake tan and spandex chasing grey hair in here”. It seems the grey haired men enjoying the attention they, or at least their wallets, are getting should have a care:
- Trendy Civic bar Tongue and Groove will serve a one-day ban on serving alcohol after admitting having 14 underage drinkers in its bar room on a Saturday night in June.
The ban, for 24 hours from 6pm on a Friday night, was far short of the penalty demanded by the Liquor Licensing Commissioner, who wanted the Bunda Street nightspot closed for four weekends.
The tribunal heard that Office of Regulatory Services investigators saw two girls, whom they knew from previous dealings to be 17, sitting at a table outside the bar.
The inspectors and two police constables later found the girls inside with a group of other teenagers drinking champagne.