a little quiz for our license commissioners
is it legal or illegal in the commonwealth of massachusetts to encourage any organized game which promotes excessive drinking?
do you or do you not consider beer pong an organized game which promotes excessive drinking?
are you planning to or not planning to take any action on the signage at the blue shamrock advertising tuesday and wednesday night beer pong tournaments?
here's the cut-and-paste from the massachusetts tips (training and intervention procedures for servers of alcohol) online training guide:
Happy Hour Laws - Licensees may not: offer single-priced, unlimited service drink specials; give free drinks to patrons; encourage any organized game which awards alcohol as a prize or promotes excessive drinking; or serve more than two drinks to a patron at one time.
in my repeated experience walking past and drinking in the bar i have first-hand observed the dispensation of free drinks to patrons, the serving of more than two drinks to a patron at one time, and, now, this.
three strikes? apparently not in lowell...
would the license commission like to respond? (i'm not holding my breath)
edited to add "drinking in" for those reading-comprehension-challenged readers (or reader?) who missed the previous references to drinking in the blue shamrock in previous posts, and wanted to imply that all i do is walk past the place.