On Fri, Aug 27, 2010 at 21:17, Robyn Bergeron <robyn.bergeron(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Okay. Here's an update on Sparky's Den after I did some phone
* We can rent Sparky's Den on Saturday or Sunday night; both are
currently available. Cost would be $155/hr.
* Sparky's Den, as previously mentioned, has 8 lanes of bowling, 14
billiards tables, 2 table tennis tables, foosball, 4 tvs, and an
arcade. The cost for all of these activities, including bowling shoe
rental, is included in the $155/hr cost. Sparky's is open until 11pm.
* We would need to utilize University catering or other approved
catering places for food.
* We can have alcohol. We would need to work with a bartending
service, specifically Pourmasters (the only one asu catering usually
works with). We are able to provide our own alcohol, but per
university rules, we cannot have a cash bar. It must be an open bar.
* There is some sort of rule about no under-21's in the serving area.
I'm not sure exactly what that means, but obviously that is something
we need to figure out. If that means we can't have people under 21
near the alcohol, or we all need to be cordoned off, that's not going
to work so well. I have (yet another) call put in to figure this out.
We would also need to get a liquor permit from the University, which
from what I understand is a very easy process.
Most universities require cordon area between alcohol and non-21's for
legal and insurance reasons. It can mean anything from a no one under
21 past a door or a 'drinks are served past this and people must be
carded to get them'. Depending on the city legislation etc it might
also mean that 21 year olds aren't allowed into a pub etc. [Things
have changed quite a bit in the last 8 years on this with the rules
getting a lot tougher because of 20 year old binge drinkers dieing and
large law suits being awarded] Some of the toughest laws are in the
Southwest because we seem to only know how to do things at extremes
:).. [eg we either never card or make sure you have taken a
breathalizer, fingerprinted, and carded before you are served.. ok
going a little overboard ...]
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