Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

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Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Postby shintriad » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Big news, feels like it could be a game-changer (at least temporarily). Wonder if some of our favourite beer-friendly restaurants will get on board?

https://www.thestar.com/politics/provin ... -beer.html
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Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Postby beerstodiscover » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:54 pm

Long overdue,but seems like a token gesture right now. How much revenue is a newly restricted "take-out only" establishment going to make from this? Will they be charging bar/resto prices for take out beer? I'd be interested if places like Volo liquidated their cellar though.
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Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Postby Belgian » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:Long overdue,but seems like a token gesture right now. How much revenue is a newly restricted "take-out only" establishment going to make from this? Will they be charging bar/resto prices for take out beer? I'd be interested if places like Volo liquidated their cellar though.


Il Fornello claims they are charging HALF price on wine.

So I guess they can at least monetize their cellar inventory without the cost of waitstaff for the time being. Cash flow is cash flow.
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Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Postby lister » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:48 pm

Bar Hop is on DoorDash. Currently 25-30% off says their Instagram.

I do hope the industry manages to convince the powers that be to keep this going after the COVID-19 stuff is (mostly) done.

Bars should be allowed bottles, cans and growlers of draft for sale to go.

Of course all these progressive changes over the past year come at a time when I've ramped up my homebrewing and drastically cut down my commercial spending outside of a few favourites and odd new stuff that I want to try. Would have been nice years ago. Ah well.
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