One concern that every nightclub worries about is a physical altercation. Anytime you mix a large group of people with differing personalities, and alcohol there is bound to be some kind of conflict. The hope is that when a fight breaks out the damage is minimized and security has swiftly brought the incident to a halt.
There is also a concern that the nightclub can somehow be held liable for any injuries or personal property damage incurred during the duration of the altercation. As such, nightclubs need to be aware of anything in their clubs that are not bolted down, which could be used as a weapon. These makeshift weapons not only increase the damages but further point fingers at the club as having a role in the fight.
Stanchions, tables, chairs, beer bottles and decorations have all been used at some point as a tool in a club altercation. Over the last decade or so there has been an increase in the use of liquor bottles, full or otherwise. This is not because of patrons hopping over bars and grabbing bottles to be used in a fight. It is because the bottles were accessible out in the common areas of the club. They were found on tables that had paid for bottle services.
There are some legislators that, after noticing the increase, have started lobbying for these liquor bottles to be banned from service. The argument is that liquor bottles are easily grasped, heavy, and because they are made from glass can do additional damage when they are broken or shattered. Glass beer bottles are similar, but because of their comparatively smaller size, are not as big of a threat. Therefore, the pending and proposed legislation surrounds only glass liquor/ wine bottles, and not glass beer bottles.
So what does this mean for nightclubs that want to serve full liquor or wine bottles during a bottle service? By eliminating the original glass bottles, an entirely new set of concerns comes into play. Clients want to see full, unopened bottles of their favorite alcohol brought to their tables. Part of the allure is to see the full bottle opened before them. It is also a status symbol to have a particular brand’s bottle sitting on their table. Since liquor bottles are designed to be recognized simply by the size shape and color of their bottles, eliminating this original packaging takes away from the draw to spending the hefty price for a bottle service.
Another key feature for clubs to be aware of if the bottles can no longer be used, is maintaining the integrity of the bottle. Without the original bottle, can a client really be sure that they are getting what they paid for? There would be an increased risk that employees might switch out lower dollar liquor for the higher priced one actually paid for. The quantity of the bottle can also be shorted by a few shots without the client’s knowledge. There is also a greater risk that the contents might be tampered with in some other way posing a risk to the client, and to the nightclub’s liability.
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