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Title: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Chris on November 23, 2005, 10:15:52 PM
Although the government has rejected 24-hour drinking laws for Northern Ireland, pubs will still be allowed to extend their opening hours until 2 a.m.

Will it curb binge drinking or will it mean greater consumption and more trouble for staff, police and nearby residents?
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: belfast_belle on December 21, 2005, 01:09:33 PM
It depends how the people react.
People are responsible for their own actions.
But I can say that it will cause some trouble but hopefully not to much!
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Mageeka on February 03, 2006, 03:06:15 AM
I believe it will be the catalyst for more lost work hours, violence and the non parenting of some. These folk who stay drinking until 2Am are more apt to not get up and feed their children or send them to school
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: belfastred on March 03, 2006, 08:31:04 PM
come on now11111
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Mageeka on March 04, 2006, 04:19:10 AM
C'mon  means nothing to me B.R
Please explain your objections
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on March 06, 2006, 07:24:04 PM
belfast red-would u like to see bars open late???
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Mageeka on March 08, 2006, 03:19:51 AM
Well B.R
You have not answered A Cs question
In your terms:----
C'mon nigh !
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: arkie on March 08, 2006, 02:32:52 PM
TAXI HORNS BLARING,,, PEOPLE SHOUTING,,,, PEOPLE WHO CANT HOLD THEIR DRINK, FIGHTING WITH ANYONE WHO GETS IN THE WAY,,, MEN AND WOMEN,,,,, YES WOMEN,  URINATEING  ON THE STREET,,,,,,  2 A M NO WAY.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: heather1 on March 08, 2006, 03:41:51 PM
I would hate the opening hours to be extended.  After a night out at the Odyssey, or indeed in the City Centre itself, the behaviour of people is dreadful.  At the Odyssey, the amount of police needed to control the crowds exiting is getting out of hand.  Between people urinating in the streets, vomiting, fighting or just basically making a nuisance of themselves.  The opening hours as they stand are bad enough.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: arkie on March 08, 2006, 04:10:18 PM
WELL SAID HEATHER. I AGREE 100 PC. ;)
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Mageeka on March 10, 2006, 04:52:56 AM
Look lets face it guys and gals
Belfast is fairly violent, in the city center at pub closing.   Through their actions , the punters have already shown that they are NOT, capable of holding their beer
So why give them more time to screw up and cause others distress ?
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Mageeka on March 10, 2006, 04:55:52 AM
Speaking of pubs
Anyone know of a guy or family in the liquor business, by the name of "Dorian," that may have moved to the USA.?
Lets say within the last 40 years?
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on March 13, 2006, 06:31:49 PM
Look lets face it guys and gals
Belfast is fairly violent, in the city center at pub closing.   Through their actions , the punters have already shown that they are NOT, capable of holding their beer
So why give them more time to screw up and cause others distress ?

BUT SOME PEOPLE LIKE ME WORK EVERY NIGHT UNTIL 10.00PM-I WANT A FEW MORE HOURS
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: arkie on March 13, 2006, 11:08:23 PM
AL,  YOULL GET A BIG BELLY. FORGET ABOUT THE BOOZE.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Christopher on June 04, 2006, 04:55:20 PM
Speaking of pubs
Anyone know of a guy or family in the liquor business, by the name of "Dorian," that may have moved to the USA.?
Lets say within the last 40 years?

Hiya Mageeka,

I sent a message to Colette about this one.
She has a 1969 Street Directory of Belfast.
That may show a Dorian who owned a Belfast Pub.

All the Best,

Christopher
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: MAgeeka on November 22, 2006, 04:50:22 PM
Chris
Was that dorian owned pub ,which you posted located near, or around the Falls ?
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Christopher on November 22, 2006, 06:21:25 PM
Chris
Was that dorian owned pub ,which you posted located near, or around the Falls ?

Dorian owned pub ??? I don't recall posting that message 8) I posted one in the early hours of this morning about  Lisa Dorrian  (http://www.missing.ws/_missingPersons/missingPerson.asp?id=160) under missing persons. She died, under suspicious circumstances, on 28th February 2005 and her body has not been found.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: MAgeeka on December 05, 2006, 04:06:15 AM
I posted the Dorian owned pub
It is in the Bronx and it is called "The Falls,"  after the Falls Road
There was recently a terrible murder of a young lady there.   The bouncer of "the Falls, "  has been charged.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on January 05, 2007, 10:02:16 PM
Heather
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I would hate the opening hours to be extended.  After a night out at the Odyssey, or indeed in the City Centre itself, the behaviour of people is dreadful.  At the Odyssey, the amount of police needed to control the crowds exiting is getting out of hand.  Between people urinating in the streets, vomiting, fighting or just basically making a nuisance of themselves.  The opening hours as they stand are bad enough.

Where I live in Canada, some of the Pubs have been open until 2.00 A.M., at least since 1971.

The drinkers here are not all angels, but they do not seem to behave as badly as the Belfast ones .

I think the problem in Belfast, is the ones who can not drink civilly, not the hours that the Pubs are open.

People have only so much money to spend on drink, the pubs being open longer does not necessarily mean more drinking.
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: MAgeeka on February 19, 2007, 06:49:48 AM
I think the Belfast drinkers are more violent that those in N.America Bloom.  It seems to an accepted part of drinking in Belfast  I know I have posted this before , but I have never seen any big boozy, brawls in the USA, except when there were Irish .
  BTW No offence meant to anyone
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 19, 2007, 08:27:05 AM
MAgeeka

I think maybe the problem is that the Irish just can't hold their drink.

I did a fair bit of drinking in Belfast, but these here Canadians could drink the Irish under the table.

The average beer here is stronger than in Ireland, and  normally, when I was working, I had 4 pints on my way home from work.

My beer that I drink here is 8.5% Alcohol by volume.

When I came to Canada in 1971, when a crowd of us went to the bar, we each threw 2$ in the middle of the table   (that would buy 8 beer each ) and when that was finished we threw in another 2$. ::) ;D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on February 19, 2007, 12:48:53 PM
they wouldn't drink me under the table :D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 19, 2007, 10:01:55 PM
AL

I was told that you start drinking ,under the table, so that you don't hurt yourself when you fall off your chair, very early in the evening. :-X ;D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on February 20, 2007, 06:22:13 PM
very good. :D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: giannineo on February 22, 2007, 09:43:38 PM
Bloom, I heard that a guy fell off a bar stool in a pub in Cookstown when blootered and tried to sue the bar owner.

Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 22, 2007, 10:00:45 PM
Giannineo

Yes, I know, it was Les, but he didn't get a sausage. ;D :-X
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: giannineo on February 22, 2007, 10:42:08 PM
hee hee, like the man says,"Cookstown bar stools are the best bar stools to fall off".
        Is Les a bit of a  "sizzler"?

Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 22, 2007, 10:45:15 PM
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Is Les a bit of a  "sizzler"?

Well, sometimes he squeaks a lot. :-X
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: giannineo on February 22, 2007, 10:46:37 PM
Squeaks like in the film Deliverance? ;)
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 23, 2007, 03:23:57 AM
 :-X
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: EllCee on February 23, 2007, 07:54:31 PM
Squeaks like in the film Deliverance? ;)

G, Trev played the banjo   ..  :)

Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on February 23, 2007, 07:57:25 PM
changing subjects here now come on.good film though ;D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: EllCee on February 23, 2007, 08:32:38 PM
Squeaks like in the film Deliverance? ;)

G, Trev played the banjo   ..  :)

Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: giannineo on February 23, 2007, 10:07:00 PM
Les, scary...ding a ling ding ding,ding a ling ding ding.
    Is he cross eyed as well ?
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: EllCee on February 23, 2007, 10:20:23 PM
Les, scary...ding a ling ding ding,ding a ling ding ding.
    Is he cross eyed as well ?

Usually just cross. 

We were all very tolerant and understanding of, shhh, his "problem".  But, that bald head didn't help.  And those slitty eyes?  Well     ;)

Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: BLOOMFIELD on February 23, 2007, 10:40:54 PM
Les's Mother liked me. :)
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Christopher on October 19, 2007, 03:37:45 PM
Twenty four hour opening hours might not be a bad idea. Extending them until 2.00am still creates the same type of problem. Many musicians, their fans and friends like somewhere to unwind after a gig ... a place where they can meet fellow musicians who have been at gigs elsewhere.  These meetings can turn into great sessions where guitarists may find themselves playing their instruments alongside musicians from different types of groups. Three guitars, a squeeze box, a banjo and a bodhrán sound really great in the wee small hours. One of those guitarists happened to be a young lass with a powerful voice who sounded great with such a combination of instruments. Do any of you remember the crowds who gathered at Kens at Bridge End after the Saturday night dances. The Showbands on their way home from Capronis usually made Kens their first stop for a bite to eat. A few places with twenty four facilities where people can get a drink, a bite to eat, and if they wish, listen to or play more music are what Belfast needs. 
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Canadian Freedom on October 25, 2007, 06:08:20 PM
EXTEND to 2am?

What's closing time now?!

It's been 2am for all me life in Toronto, and they're talking about extending it to 3, maybe 4.

2am is wayyy too early!
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: AL CAPONE on October 25, 2007, 07:40:31 PM
4am is too early mate. ;D
Title: Re: Pub opening hours to be extended to 2am.
Post by: Christopher on October 29, 2007, 01:04:09 AM
There are so many drinking more than they should in Belfast they're not chucked out or thrown out ... they're poured out 8)