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Stephen
June 30th, 2005, 06:48 AM
Aloha!
I read something interesting last night - hopefully someone has some insight. As I myself enjoy cocktails, I was shocked to learn that it is legal (and sometimes welcomed) to bring your own adult beverages into restaurants. . . . . can anyone confirm this? 85 days till I make the leap and try to make a home in paradise!
Mahalo
Stephen

kimo55
June 30th, 2005, 08:30 AM
I was shocked to learn that it is legal (and sometimes welcomed) to bring your own adult beverages into restaurants. . . .

...although this should be another thread,
Yes. sometimes "welcomed". but of course, not across the board.
Call first and confirm.

http://www.hawaiidiner.com/directory/results.php?format=68&island=1

http://pacific.bizjournals.com/pacific/stories/2005/06/27/smallb2.html

Stephen
July 1st, 2005, 06:34 AM
Mahalo Kimo - 84 more days!

Exit 6
July 3rd, 2005, 07:59 PM
Some restaurants don't have a liquor license. So they welcome customers bringing in their alcoholic drinks.

1stwahine
July 3rd, 2005, 08:16 PM
Hawai'i use to have Bottle Clubs. It was like any night spot or Bar but the difference was you could bring your own liquor. You had to purchase the mixers, sodas, ice, etc. Also, purchase all pupu's from the establishment.

At one time I wanted to try to open a place like this. I don't think it could work in today's Market. Plus, maybe the law's have changed.

Oh! There was always entertainment.

Miulang
July 4th, 2005, 07:51 AM
Hawai'i use to have Bottle Clubs. It was like any night spot or Bar but the difference was you could bring your own liquor. You had to purchase the mixers, sodas, ice, etc. Also, purchase all pupu's from the establishment.

At one time I wanted to try to open a place like this. I don't think it could work in today's Market. Plus, maybe the law's have changed.

Oh! There was always entertainment.
Well, that's the way it works in the state of Utah. You can't buy liquor by the drink in any bar (except in Park City, which is inhabited by yuppie tourists). You have to buy minibottles from the state liquor outlets or join private clubs to order hard liquor by the drink. Most public "bars" and restaurants will sell you the ice and the mixer, you provide the booze. Some snooty restaurants will allow you to bring in your own wine, but they charge you a pretty hefty corkage fee. I also think that's why alcoholism is such a problem in SLC! :p When I was in college there, you couldn't even get "real" beer. You could only buy "down" beer (1.2% alcohol) so if you wanted the real stuff, you had to cross the border into Wyoming and bring the stuff back in the trunk of your car.

I think the reason why the non-licensed places in Hawai'i sometimes allow people to bring in their own booze is because the liquor laws only affect licensed places (i.e., you can't bring in your own booze from the outside if the place has a liquor license), and they think it will increase their traffic. But I don't know if I would want to risk being sued by someone who brought in their own liquor, got drunk and then later got into an accident (in this case, would the restaurant be liable because it has no control over the amount of alcohol consumed by the guest?)

Miulang

Moto
July 4th, 2005, 09:25 AM
A large number of Chinese Restaurants in Hawaii will allow you to do this.

pinakboy
July 5th, 2005, 10:36 AM
yah byob long time in hawaii... most chinese restaurants welcome u to byob. :)