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    Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking - Asylum.com

    In a case of breathalyzers gone bad, a British bar is using the device to make sure its patrons go home properly toasted.

    If revelers at The Attic in Newcastle are still legal to drive when they breathe into a tube at last call, they will be refunded their tab, because, as the club's promoters state, "We've failed in our mission." As an added bonus, the person who blows the highest blood-alcohol content wins free entry to the next week's event.

    Although, if the city of Newcastle has its way, there won't be a next week. "This is not the type of event the local authority will tolerate," declared Newcastle's head of public health, who also objects to the bar selling mixed drinks for under a dollar.

    OK, we get that the breathalyzer stunt is a bit much. But coming down hard on the blessing that is cheap drinks? Newcastle is making its bid to be the worst place on Earth.



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    You know I've heard of college students doing this... not so much a bar though


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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    I can attest to this. Several years ago my dad bought me one as a way to discourage drinking and driving (which it did). The biggest problem was that we'd take it into the bar with us or to parties and it always turned into a contest of who could blow the highest.


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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I can attest to this. Several years ago my dad bought me one as a way to discourage drinking and driving (which it did). The biggest problem was that we'd take it into the bar with us or to parties and it always turned into a contest of who could blow the highest.
    Same thing happens on my boat.


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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Architect View Post
    I can attest to this. Several years ago my dad bought me one as a way to discourage drinking and driving (which it did). The biggest problem was that we'd take it into the bar with us or to parties and it always turned into a contest of who could blow the highest.
    Same thing happened at sorority parties.



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Awesome. Just plain awesome. Nice to see a bar that remembers what bars are here for: to get their customers sloppy, sloppy drunk.

    This is needed in this day and age, when you can get a public intox inside of a bar (in Texas at least). The whole point of a bar is for people to have a place to go to get intoxicated (and chase women, play games, watch sports, etc while getting toasted).



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    I wish bars would have them so you know where your at with blood alcohol. It seems like a big mystery- body weight, food ,etc. And don't say - just say no.



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    I wish bars would have them so you know where your at with blood alcohol. It seems like a big mystery- body weight, food ,etc. And don't say - just say no.
    It would be interesting to see what would happen if patrons were actually able to test their blood alcohol content before leaving a bar. Maybe it would help, maybe not.



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    If I was a bar owner, I would NOT want to do this. It will give you another reason to be liable if someone dies after they leave the bar. They could totally and easily come back and tell you its bars fault for encouraging drinking which caused the death.



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    Re: Bar Uses Breathalyzer to Encourage Drinking

    Quote Originally Posted by greatshu View Post
    If I was a bar owner, I would NOT want to do this. It will give you another reason to be liable if someone dies after they leave the bar. They could totally and easily come back and tell you its bars fault for encouraging drinking which caused the death.
    That was my first thought as well. This would never fly in the U.S. because they would get the pants sued off of them as soon as the first person got in an accident or got alcohol poisoning.


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