Bar shenanigans

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Billy Pilgrim
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Bar shenanigans

Post by Billy Pilgrim » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:44 pm

I was talking to a client today and the subject of holiday parties came up. For the past couple of years they had a favorite restaurant they would go to. But this year the restaurant went under new management and that is when things got weird. He heard a story that management was pushing their open bar packages onto people holding parties which were ridiculously expensive. If parties did not take the open bar packages and instead choose to pay for an open tab, the bar would treat cocktails as two separate drinks. So a Jack and Coke became one shot of Jack and one Coke. So my client's boss decided to go somewhere else instead.

Has anyone ever heard of that?

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by denismurf » Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:54 pm

What is an open bar package?

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by JDCPAEsq » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:14 am

I thought your heading was about lawyers! :happy

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by dailybagel » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:45 am

I guess the bar is free to push their open bar deal, but if they billed a drink in a "non-traditional" way, that doesn't sound right.

I think it's for the best your firm is going somewhere else.

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by NAVigator » Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:48 am

I think all shenanigans should be barred. :wink:

The Bogleheads are a diverse group. I'm sure someone who has experience with this will stagger forward at some point.

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by likegarden » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:07 am

An open bar package with the employer paying for it? In case of an accident after the party with a party goer drunk, the employer would be liable with his deep pockets.

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by fareastwarriors » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:51 am

Then head over to another place? I can't imagine there's only 1 place nearby that you guys can live with...

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by JupiterJones » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:00 pm

Wait... is the restaurant named "Shenanigans"?

Stay on target...

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Re: Bar shenanigans

Post by hillman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:12 pm

JupiterJones wrote:Wait... is the restaurant named "Shenanigans"?


Can't read the word without thinking of (some mild NSFW language)

Such a great film.

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Post by Alex Frakt » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:41 pm

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