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Tag Archives: Mayor

• San Francisco’s Super Bowl Booze Ban a Bust

San Francisco’s Super Bowl Booze Ban a Bust

There will be no Super-Bowl Sunday bowl ban in San Francisco! Phew. San Francisco’s bartenders won’t be locking up the Jack Daniels afterall come Super-Bowl Sunday. Following San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s suggestion bars might want to ban hard alcohol to prevent post-Super Bowl riots – ala post-San Francisco World Series riots – his office […]

• Beer & boobs runneth over as Germany kicks off 178th annual Oktoberfest

Beer & boobs runneth over as Germany kicks off 178th annual Oktoberfest

The mayor of Munich has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th traditional German folk festival Oktoberfest. With only two deft blows of his hammer and a cry of “O’zapft is” — “It’s Tapped,” Mayor Christian Ude inserted the first tap into the first keg as the festival opened its doors to the […]

• Sleepless in Seattle? You may be getting 24-hour bar service

Sleepless in Seattle? You may be getting 24-hour bar service

The state’s Liquor Control Board is taking a wait-and-see approach to a request from Seattle to extend bar hours – including the possibility of 24-hour service. On Thursday Mayor Mike McGinn and City Attorney Pete Holmes will say they’re beginning efforts to get the city permission to have certain establishments sell beer and liquor after […]

• Uh Oh. Boston OKs Hard Liquor Drinks At Fenway

Uh Oh. Boston OKs Hard Liquor Drinks At Fenway

An agreement has been reached between the city of Boston and the owners of the Red Sox that will allow hard liquor drinks to be sold at some Fenway Park concession stands. After touring Fenway Wednesday morning, Mayor Thomas Menino said he’s pleased with the agreement. Initially, the city raised concerns about the plan to […]

• Aaargh. Beer on the rocks?! Bloomberg does the unthinkable

Aaargh. Beer on the rocks?! Bloomberg does the unthinkable

Mayor Bloomberg likes his beer cold — really cold. Standing inside the just-expanded Brooklyn Brewery yesterday, the mayor revealed that his unorthodox approach to drinking beer requires ice. “I actually put ice in my beer,” the mayor said. “Most people don’t.” Hearing a gasp from the crowd, he explained: “I know. I’ve always done it. […]

• S.F. Mayor Newsom vetoes fee on alcohol

Mayor Gavin Newsom wasted little time Tuesday vetoing San Francisco’s plan to charge alcohol wholesalers a fee to help cover the city’s costs to care for chronic drunks, but the proposal may not be dead.  Despite Newsom’s vow to “veto that as soon as they get it on my desk,” which he did just hours […]

• San Francisco lawmakers pass alcohol services fee

San Francisco lawmakers on Tuesday approved a fee on alcohol distribution to help the city recover the cost of dealing with problem drinkers, but the measure faces a likely mayoral veto. The Board of Supervisors voted 7-3 to impose the fee on liquor wholesalers, brew pubs and winemakers beginning Jan. 1. It needed eight votes, […]

• Bring On The Booze, Mayor Daley Wants Fliers To Lift-Off Before Flight

Bring On The Booze, Mayor Daley Wants Fliers To Lift-Off Before Flight

Mayor Daley, ever infatuated with the prospect of making money now wants Alcoholic Pushcarts at O’Hare Airport. As if Chicago didn’t have enough stigmas attached to it, the Mayor now wants us to be known as the city of flowing booze.