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    Reward The Drunk

    A club in Newcastle certainly knows how to get the punters in.


    Bar offered 'most drunk' reward


    Managers at the pub said similar promotions would not take place

    Bosses from a Newcastle bar have been summoned to a licensing committee after revellers were set to be breath tested with a reward for the heaviest drinker. Police and alcohol campaigners have strongly criticised staff at The Attic in Mosley Street, who have since cancelled the planned promotion.
    The event, dubbed Trashed, was advertised on the internet, where drinks were promised at 50p.
    Northumbria Police, said it wanted "to see an end" to similar promotions.
    Ch Supt Graham Smith said such events could "ultimately lead to drink-fuelled violence", adding the Attic would not be allowed to offer cheap drink deals.
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    He added: "I'd like to remind people that just as not all people who drink do so irresponsibly, not all outlets trade irresponsibly, and we'll continue to target our enforcement activity at the problem premises and problem individuals."
    Tony Tilden, director of Licensing Solutions, which manages the bar, also stated that the event would not be going ahead.
    The internet advert, which has now been removed, said customers would get "nailed, battered, done-in" and "trashed".
    Shots of sambuca and tequila were advertised at 50p before 2300 BST and anyone deemed sober enough to drive after taking a breath test would be handed back their entrance fee.
    The ad also stated that the most drunk customers would gain free entry to the venue.
    A spokesman from Newcastle City Council said it was expected that representatives from the Attic Bar would be reprimanded for their actions by licensing officials on 14 September.
    Colin Shevills, director of Balance, a North East alcohol campaigning company, said: "This is one of the most outrageous and irresponsible drinks promotion offers I have ever witnessed."


    Imagine that here.

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    The owners should get new management in, they should have realised the bad rap they would get, and now, they will get no favors from the law, in fact the law will be just itching for trouble there.

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    ^ Guaranteed publicity, though.

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    Well I suppose that will also put an end to the "If you can eat our monster 2 kg steak you don't have to pay for it" typical American promotion.

    Just as dangerous and life threatening.

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    If you died from alcohol poisoning, would they give you a posthumous award?

    If several died, how would they determine the most drunk? No breath ya see...bit of a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    If you can eat our monster 2 kg steak you don't have to pay for it.

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    50 pence shots.

    That's 29 Baht!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where in Thailand can you get a shot for 29 Baht?

    Hells bells the UK is cheaper than Thailand. I might even move back there if the women weren't so bloody ugly and miserable. You'd need this alcohol promotion just to be able to shag one...
    "Slavery is the daughter of darkness; an ignorant people is the blind instrument of its own destruction; ambition and intrigue take advantage of the credulity and inexperience of men who have no political, economic or civil knowledge. They mistake pure illusion for reality, license for freedom, treason for patriotism, vengeance for justice."-Simón Bolívar

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    If several died, how would they determine the most drunk?
    I've seen the Fresh Prince nearly kill himself on a number of occassions whilst drinking and the rest of us were just kicking off.

    Alcohol to weight ration has to come into it as Princey is a light weight sponge.

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    ^^ Yes, but it is Newcastle.

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    Note - There was an entrance fee and usually at these promo do's,not many bar staff on duty! Possible it didn't open until 22.00 hrs. They just try to get you in before the pubs shut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    50 pence shots. That's 29 Baht!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where in Thailand can you get a shot for 29 Baht?
    Jameson's, Silom road, Tuesday nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog View Post
    . I might even move back there if the women weren't so bloody ugly and miserable. You'd need this alcohol promotion just to be able to shag one...
    they're all lying bastards as well !

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    50 pence shots. That's 29 Baht!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where in Thailand can you get a shot for 29 Baht?
    Jameson's, Silom road, Tuesday nights.
    If you are a lady and you like Maragritas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    If you are a lady and you like Maragritas.
    Actually, the promotion is called ladies night but the drink offer is open to everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrontiumDog
    If several died, how would they determine the most drunk? No breath ya see...bit of a problem.
    Easy. Put a match to them. Whoever burns the longest wins.

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    ^It's not over until the fat lady burns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock
    If you are a lady and you like Maragritas.
    Actually, the promotion is called ladies night but the drink offer is open to everyone.
    Really? Cool - I might drop in next week.

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