Friday, August 24, 2012

Hey look. Another Gaming Bar!


This one in British Columbia. Cool. You Canadian’s are getting some love too.

But not really. Apparently according to the province’s strict liquor laws, you can’t game and drink at the bar at the same time. You can do one or the other, but not both. I know. What? Doesn’t the defeat the purpose of the bar?

Yes. Yes it does. According to the licensing, the primary focus on establishments that can serve alcohol has to be food.

It sounds like there is a type of license that he can get so booze and games can be served at the same time, but it’s so ridiculously expensive that it’s not worth it in the long run. So for now, they’re going to comply and have booze and video game themed food, without the games.

This is how strict that rule is: You can’t serve alcohol at movie theaters. What? I know right? That seems a little too strict. They recently gave in to a case at a theater, but wow. That’s a little too much there guys.

I’m bringing this up because the bar/game scene has been growing. I’m sure a lot of us thought of it as a fad, but it has been gaining momentum recently. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I think it has a lot of potential, as long as it doesn’t look like the bar in Minneapolis. So boring! As gamers are growing up, so are the businesses.

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