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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

During one 24-hour period over the weekend, New York Police Department officers visited 7,667 bars and restaurants in all five boroughs of the city, and noted that 5,867 of them were closed. Presumably 1,799 of the remaining 1,800 were open and in compliance with Mayor Bill de Blasio's emergency executive order, which limits restaurants and bars to takeaway or delivery orders only.

But the cops responded to a 311 non-emergency call about that other bar, and when they arrived at 354 Kings Highway in Brooklyn, they found 12 people inside what has been called "an illegal speakeasy." The bar's patrons were drinking, gambling, and "congregating" at the time, despite the fact that the business did not have a state liquor license.

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Walking out of work today we were laughing about this exact thing happening. People are going to get their drugs and alcohol, one way or another.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-03-31 08:37 PM | Reply

You got any "fish tank cleaner" nudge nudge wink wink!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-31 08:40 PM | Reply

You can still buy alcohol in the stores.

there's not reason to congregate in a bar right now.

New York....such morons.

#3 | Posted by eberly at 2020-03-31 08:45 PM | Reply

I scored a 21 Y/O Glenfiddich today and a 6-pack of Diet Coke to go with it!

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2020-03-31 08:48 PM | Reply

there's not reason to congregate in a bar right now.
New York....such morons.
#3 | POSTED BY EBERLY

I've really been enjoying the virtual happy hours. Zoom and HouseParty are game changers in this environment. I've been drinking online with buddies who have been out of state for years, bringing in some local folks too, so it's like a mini college reunion. We were supposed to all visit my buddy in Solvang, CA for his 40th birthday last weekend. He canceled and told everyone not to come considering the situation.

We haven't all made it in a happy hour together just yet, but I'm working on bringing everyone in ASAP.

Off to a neighborhood virtual happy hour. It's finally 5 o'clock somewhere.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-31 08:53 PM | Reply

I know of a speakeasy styled place in Tampa... requires a password or an invite to get in. Really cool environment but they are also a legitimate establishment with a liquor license lol. They're likely responsibly closed right now...

#6 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-03-31 09:54 PM | Reply

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