He himself abstained from alcohol
Bar owners want to serve only drunkards
The owner of Beatles Bar in Belfast is making headlines with his odd rules. So he only wants to greet the drinkers at his bar. He himself has been abstinent for decades.
Pub owner John Beatles was not a fan of Cola and Co. He will serve beer.
Policy holder John Bittles (62) from Belfast, Northern Ireland. At his pub, guests should only order alcoholic drinks, no soft drinks. “A glass of Coke isn’t really worth it to me. (…) We sell up to 700 pints of Guinness a day and we only have a limited number of tables, so it’s not ideal if someone is sitting down with a Coke,” he tells the Irish newspaper. “Sunday World”.
The soda ban at Beatles Bar isn’t going down well with everyone, thanks to some bad reviews on Trip Advisor. “Unbelievably rude,” writes one user, “save yourself the trouble and go somewhere else”.
Rules of interest in a Northern Irish pub
The Beatles weren’t the only ones causing a stir. In July of this year he put up a sign making it clear that he would no longer be serving small Guinness glasses.
Beiser gives a reason for the move, similar to the lemonade ban: “We’re a small restaurant here and we sell hundreds of pints every day, so there’s no place to sell half pints.”
Other pubs also serve food, which he doesn’t, the 62-year-old explained “Belfast Telegraph”.
In testing: This beer tastes great even without the alcohol(01:52)
Conan O’Brien visits the Beatles bar
When the pub reopened after a pandemic-related hiatus, unvaccinated patrons were refused drinks. A notice on the counter clarified: “No jab no juice”, in English “No spades, no juice”. Irishman campaigns for corona vaccine
One celebrity was already lost in the pub, along with Irish-American talk show host Conan O’Brien, 59, a Facebook post proves.
It is noteworthy that John Beatles has been running the bar for 32 years, according to his own statement, during which time he himself has not consumed a single drop of alcohol. (not)
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