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Drinks: are the guards sound?

  • 26-07-2020 9:45am
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    Registered Users Posts: 269 ✭✭ Fuzzyduzzy


    Coming down with the girlfriend next weekend. Our hotel is following the 90 minute drinks guidelines. Are the Guards sound about people having a few drinks in the open around the Arch/canals these days? We are quiet, not getting drunk and will not be littering. I've heard Monroe's are selling pints? Friends are having a house party but we do not want to gather indoors like that.

    Would love to know your thoughts and hope nobody gets offended by this, thanks!


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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Outdoor drinking in Sparch etc isn't really accepted.
    Guards will move you along or have you pour your beer out.
    I've been chased away myself by them a few times.
    And yeah, they are sound.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14 ✭✭✭ Una1981


    A file will be sent to the BGG (bicycle garda guy)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 160 ✭✭ TwoWheeledTim


    Generally sound if there's nobody causing trouble, one consistent or growing messy group nearby and they might clear the area. But normally just a walk past the area to remind people they're around. If you're not near messy groups you'll be fine to enjoy a few cans.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Amanda Worried Wintergreen


    Do hotels have to keep the time rule for residents? Was talking to someone staying in a hotel over the weekend and they were saying the hotel bar is being ran as a normal bar for residents. No food needed, no booking and no time limits.


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,788 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kingp35


    Do hotels have to keep the time rule for residents? Was talking to someone staying in a hotel over the weekend and they were saying the hotel bar is being ran as a normal bar for residents. No food needed, no booking and no time limits.

    Yes they are supposed to follow the rules but like anywhere if there are no bookings after you then they won't throw you out after 90 minutes.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 24,778 ✭✭✭✭ Amanda Worried Wintergreen


    Kingp35 wrote: »
    Yes they are supposed to follow the rules but like anywhere if there are no bookings after you then they won't throw you out after 90 minutes.

    Yeah I know places are being lax on time limits but this was just being ran as a normal pub no booking happening at all, no one eating and stayed serving until after 2am. Just walk in and drink away as always.

    It wasn’t in Galway btw, a neighbouring county.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,902 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    It wasn’t in Galway btw, a neighbouring county.

    Dem feckin Mayos just can't follow da rulz


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,561 ✭✭✭ JJayoo


    In normal circumstances I would just pour my drink into a takeaway coffee cup, have the rest in a back pack


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,912 ✭✭✭✭ Fitz*


    Do hotels have to keep the time rule for residents? Was talking to someone staying in a hotel over the weekend and they were saying the hotel bar is being ran as a normal bar for residents. No food needed, no booking and no time limits.

    A friend was staying in a hotel in Eyre Square last weekend and even though they were residents in that night, the hotel would not serve alcohol unless food was ordered. They had just come back from a dinner elsewhere, so had to go to their room to watch TV at 18.00 as they couldn't sit in the bar.

    As for drinking beers and guards. I've gotten Monroe's a few times. On the last occasion, Two guards came to us, a group of 3, and were quite rude to us and just let us move alone and finish the pints. And other guard came later and was very friendly but poured them out. Depends who you get I guess, I'd imagine race week would be policed a bit stricter.


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