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Which bars got busted?

By johnboy - 7 June 2011 14

mercury bar

The Office of Regulatory Services have published their June Newsletter which also names the bars they’ve recently pinged for underage drinking:

Mercury Bar was ordered to close for 24 hours in relation to two underage persons consuming liquor on licensed premises. Meche and ICBM received a 48 hour license suspension and undertakings for future conduct for two years as a result of their fourth offence. Bar 32 received a 48 hour license suspension while Krave Niteclub received an 8 hour license suspension and a fine. Sub Urban was fined and reprimanded for having an underage person consuming liquor on the premises and Ojo Café and Bar was ordered to pay $4,500 penalty in relation to a number of underage persons found to be consuming alcohol on the premises.

The Maram was ordered to pay $4,000 penalty in relation to two underage persons found to be consuming alcohol on premises.

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14 Responses to
Which bars got busted?
pockets 11:14 am 14 Jun 11

farnarkler said :

Nightspots should be a hell of a lot tougher when it comes to suitable attire. If you’d tried to get into Bobby McGees wearing trainers and a t-shirt, the bouncers would have laughed and told you to piss off. That’s how it should be today. T-shirts and trainers are fine for a lot of things but not for going out to a nightspot.

I agree with you. T-Shirts and trainers don’t belong in a night club. The shoes that got us declined were a royal blue that matched his dress shirt (a buttoned shirt). Which were bought at a boutique in London, for the purpose of clubbing in Europe, not one issue over there. I think the thing that annoyed him the most is that the girl in front of us was wearing a shoe the exact same colour, and he was told that as a male he can only wear black or white shoes.

farnarkler 8:30 pm 09 Jun 11

Nightspots should be a hell of a lot tougher when it comes to suitable attire. If you’d tried to get into Bobby McGees wearing trainers and a t-shirt, the bouncers would have laughed and told you to piss off. That’s how it should be today. T-shirts and trainers are fine for a lot of things but not for going out to a nightspot.

Mess 5:16 pm 09 Jun 11

Any bar that won’t let you in because of the shoes on your feet isn’t worth going into anyway.

p1 3:59 pm 09 Jun 11

pockets said :

And we couldn’t even get into Meche one night as my husband was wearing coloured shoes!!

Racists!

pockets 3:49 pm 09 Jun 11

I don’t kow how underages get into some of those bars… I still get ID (at 25) and they always inspect my licence. And we couldn’t even get into Meche one night as my husband was wearing coloured shoes!!

Miss.B 11:05 am 08 Jun 11

This list doesn’t surprise me at all… These clubs are well known to undeRAGERS as easy to gain entry.

Thumper 9:30 am 08 Jun 11

Why the bar must bear the motherload of responsibility against an army of sneaky and intent underages drinkers is beyond me

Excellent point.

canberralocal 11:36 pm 07 Jun 11

nobody said :

I’m unsure where I stand on underage drinking. I started my apprenticeship when I was 16, was earning my own money, paying my own way, working hard in a trade all day, and felt I had every right to drink in the pub on Friday and Saturday night, which I did, as did all of us young apprentices.

On the other hand, there are those negative health impacts from underage drinking. Perhaps there just needs to be some type of responsible moderation system for those under 18, instead of our current system of 17 and 11.99 months illegal, and then over 18 legal. Drinking P Plates?

You make some pretty good points here mate. If you’re paying your way and working etc, it probably implies a level of responsibility and self-regard. If you’re 16/17 and sneaking out of home and go to high school 5 days a week, it’s a different scenario isn’t it?

No job no drink!!

bloodnut 10:11 pm 07 Jun 11

I’ll never forget the time we had a regular in the bar who had been showing ID for 18 mths.

Licensing came down and asked for ID – of course she wouldn’t show it. It was fake.

We got done. Badly.

At this stage there was contracted security on every door – and the fire exits.

Why the bar must bear the motherload of responsibility against an army of sneaky and intent underages drinkers is beyond me.

The Government is responsible for culture change – every time this happens they should be held equally accountable as well.

keepitup 8:37 pm 07 Jun 11

Clown Killer said :

when the pub shut we’d wonder home to get in trouble with our mums for making a mess in the kitchen trying to cook fish-fingers.

Ha ha! Fish fingers at midnight! Now that brings back memories.

Clown Killer 7:33 pm 07 Jun 11

OK I’ll be the grumpy old man … back in my day (early 1980s) the regulation – in Victoria at least was pretty slack. I had no trouble getting served in bars from around the age of 16. then again, I dont recall the same level of wild drunkeness that seems to be a problem these days.

back then we’d go out on a Friday or Saturday night, catch up with mates, a few games of pool, maybe see a band and eight to ten pots later when the pub shut we’d wonder home to get in trouble with our mums for making a mess in the kitchen trying to cook fish-fingers. Now days it seems youngsters are supposed to wear a Zanerobe t-shirt liquor up and then glass some cnut … crazy business.

creative_canberran 6:55 pm 07 Jun 11

The whole thing is a bit of a joke. Choosing 18 is a totally arbitrary decision, which is to say that the health effects of alcohol on mental development do not automatically cease at that age nor do people suddenly attain the maturity to drink responsibly at that age.

what_the 6:41 pm 07 Jun 11

The only one that surprises me on this list is SubUrban

nobody 6:30 pm 07 Jun 11

I’m unsure where I stand on underage drinking. I started my apprenticeship when I was 16, was earning my own money, paying my own way, working hard in a trade all day, and felt I had every right to drink in the pub on Friday and Saturday night, which I did, as did all of us young apprentices.

On the other hand, there are those negative health impacts from underage drinking. Perhaps there just needs to be some type of responsible moderation system for those under 18, instead of our current system of 17 and 11.99 months illegal, and then over 18 legal. Drinking P Plates?

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