In the granddaddy of buzz kills, the New York City Hospitality Alliance highlighted a little-known law that prohibits those beloved bottomless brunches. According to their website, restaurants are banned “from selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price.”
“Recently there has been press about restaurants around New York City that offer bottomless brunches or unlimited drink offers. In most cases, these type of promotions are UNLAWFUL according to the NYS Liquor Authority (SLA),” the Alliance further reports.
The only drink deals allowed are discounts that are half off the original price (or less) and 2-for-1 offers. This means New Yorkers could potentially be waving goodbye to those tasty endless mimosas, Bloody Mary marathons and ladies-drink-free specials.
While we have yet to see if the SLA will bring down the hammer of sobriety, let’s assume for the worse until then and prepare for a mass exodus to the West Coast.