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Personal Dangers Of An Open Bar

posted 24 Feb 2013, 08:49 by Mpelembe   [ updated 24 Feb 2013, 08:49 ]

Many patrons at an open bar often forget the dangers of having
no limits on the availability of alcoholic beverages. Beyond the
obvious of needing a ride home at the end of the night, there is
also a good chance of having their real personality show
through. Although when most people think about an open bar they
remember the last wedding or private party they attended, there
the drink prices were far better than any happy hour as the only
money they spent was what they dropped into the tip jar.

Heading out for a night on the town it will be rare to find an
open bar that simply gives the booze away free. These places are
business to make money and offering a continuous open bar would
be contrary to their business plan. However, it occasionally
happens that an establishment will set aside a short time during
which they will thank their customers for their past business by
offering drinks on the house. In most of these instances, the
owner will limit the number of free drinks available to each
patron in the bar at the time to help them refrain from
consuming more than they can handle.

Often times, when a local bar, club or tavern is offering a
limited open bar it will be offered spur of the moment. Well, OK
the owner probably planned it but did not advertise to make sure
the thank you gesture is offered to their regular patrons.
However, word can spread quickly and while others may miss out
on the free drinks one time, by becoming a frequent visitor of
the establishment, they may benefit from an open bar at some
future time.

Those new to the night scene may drive around for hours looking
for a place that looks promising, and just because they stumble
into an open bar does not always mean they will enjoy the
atmosphere, the prices and the other patrons. Like many
businesses, each locale will have its own personality, derived
from the regular crowd of patrons that gather in a bar regularly
to meet and greet who they consider to be friends in the bar. It
is this familiarity with other patrons as well as the workers in
the bar that may prompt the owner to offer a couple of drinks
from an open bar as a way to invite them back.

Not all regular clubbers are fickle, following the prices of
drinks and while they may be swayed by special events and
special open bar prices, they will generally return to the
atmosphere in which they feel the most comfortable. They might
be tempted by the promise of low drink prices, but if they do
not like the music or other patrons, even free drinks may not
entice them to return.

It pays to take the time to get to know the bar and its
workers, and that usually takes a few visits to determine if the
patron and the rest of the group will be able to get along.
However, patrons who will not fit in with the bar's crowd
generally are aware of that within the first few minutes. Even
with an open bar, if they cannot feel comfortable in the
surroundings they will not stay.

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