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Offline RenStarr

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Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« on: October 01, 2018, 09:30:43 AM »
I saw a post on FB saying that the top deck at Barbarian is now selling mixed drinks.  So now (per TABC regulations) no "outside" drinks of any kind are allowed to be taken upstairs and they have someone at the bottom of the stairs being the bouncer/gatekeeper. 

My Questions:  are there any other pubs in TRF now that are selling mixed drinks?  And, are they cracking down at the front gate on "spirits" in flasks, boda bags, etc............ being brought in?   

I always drop some coin on some beers and water during the day, but I've always brought in a little something extra to spice up a coke also.  I've never had an issue before, never had an issue at Sherwood, but was denied entrance into Scarby a few years back because I had a small flask in a belt pouch that was clearly visible.  I had to take it back to the truck before they would let me in. 

I ask because I had never been given a hard time at Scarby until they started selling mixed drinks at one of their pubs.  I hope TRF isn't going down that path.     
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2018, 10:37:10 AM »
There is a lower level scotch bar also, a ways west of the Polish Pub.  I didn't notice any major increase in checking at the gate.  I went through with no search of my belt pouch.  Not even StudMuffin's charger saddlebag.

I don't know about the stairs to the upper level.  I didn't try as I can't ride up the stairs anyway.
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2018, 10:59:46 AM »
They started cracking down on VISIBLE flasks, last year...and don't let John Law see you tipping one back.

It all has to be on the down low, now.
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 01:06:52 PM »
Keeper & Fraser:  thanks for the responses. 

Mums the word and I'll continue to keep this on the DL.  See you two at AHE!!  We'll tip a few in camp!!
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2018, 07:43:44 PM »
As someone said “visible” flasks
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2018, 06:10:17 AM »
Just remember, if it's seen, you'll be made to dump it out and they won't care if it'd Loki or 18 yr old Scotch.
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2018, 08:39:03 AM »
FYI...they were searching bags and pouches yesterday...
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2018, 09:39:26 AM »
They have much to learn in Maryland...they still have Coors Light on the menu... :-)
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2018, 01:41:00 PM »
They have much to learn in Maryland...they still have Coors Light on the menu... :-)

I think ALL faires sell water...  ::)
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 07:53:50 PM »
They have much to learn in Maryland...they still have Coors Light on the menu... :-)

I think ALL faires sell water...  ::)

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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 07:55:59 PM »
MNRF started offering "craft cocktails" 2 or 3 years ago. Seems to be the new "in" thing.
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2018, 08:42:42 AM »
Scarby has been doing it for 4-5 years, even having a Scotch tasting periodically. They have a full bar in the Rose & Crown. Changes in area liquor laws helped open up the options. It also did away with the "private club" work-around.
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Re: Mixed Drinks at TRF now?
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2018, 11:51:36 AM »
I saw a post on FB saying that the top deck at Barbarian is now selling mixed drinks.  So now (per TABC regulations) no "outside" drinks of any kind are allowed to be taken upstairs and they have someone at the bottom of the stairs being the bouncer/gatekeeper. 

My Questions:  are there any other pubs in TRF now that are selling mixed drinks?  And, are they cracking down at the front gate on "spirits" in flasks, boda bags, etc............ being brought in?   

I always drop some coin on some beers and water during the day, but I've always brought in a little something extra to spice up a coke also.  I've never had an issue before, never had an issue at Sherwood, but was denied entrance into Scarby a few years back because I had a small flask in a belt pouch that was clearly visible.  I had to take it back to the truck before they would let me in. 

I ask because I had never been given a hard time at Scarby until they started selling mixed drinks at one of their pubs.  I hope TRF isn't going down that path.   


My question about increased screening at the front gate has pretty much been answered.  From what I've seen on FB, searches at the front gate under the premise of "security checks" by the Beefeaters with Sheriffs Deputies standing right there are going on.  Lots of people not happy with this mainly due to these checks are slowing down the entry lines just getting into Faire.  I had a feeling this was coming.
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