Cocktails 24/7 in B.C. hotel rooms

Latest liquor liberalization for Christy Clark government is lifting restrictions on room service drinks to times when hotel bar is open

The B.C. government has been on a run of liquor deregulation announcements that looks like it will last until the 2017 election.

The latest liberalization of B.C. libation rules means you can order alcoholic drinks by room service at hotels and resorts, as long as food service is also available.

Liquor service was restricted to the hours of the hotel’s licensed bar or restaurant, but that’s gone as the B.C. Liberal government continues deregulation to help the tourism industry.

Poma Dhaliwal, president of the Alliance of Beverage Licensees, called the room service change “reflective of the common-sense policy changes we have long advocated for.”

Earlier the B.C. government lifted its ban on “happy hour” drink specials, and removed its restriction on requiring food with restaurant drinks and families with children during dining hours at neighborhood pubs. Wine in large grocery stores, craft alcohol sales at farmers’ markets and removing fences from festival beer gardens are o

The B.C. government is working its way through a list of 73 recommendations from its popular liquor policy review. Easing room service rules is the 39th of 73 to be implemented, in a high-profile that appears ready to extend to the May 2017 provincial election.

 

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