The moment that Vancouver drinkers have long dreamed of is finally here.
June 20 marked the first day that pubs and restaurants in the city could offer customers happy hour specials on beer, wine and spirits. Previously, provincial regulations had prohibited establishments from changing the price of their booze during the day, effectively nixing the possibility of happy hours.
Under the new rules, bars and restaurants are now free to set their own happy hour specials, provided that they comply with mandatory minimum prices. For beer, the minimum price is $3 per 12-ounce bottle or sleeve, $5 per 20-ounce pint or $15 per 60-ounce jug. Wine must be priced at at least $3 per 5-ounce glass or $15.85 per 750-millilitre bottle. Spirit prices must be set at a minimum of $3 per 1.5-ounce drink.
But not everyone is buzzed about the new policy. Continue reading:
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