Drunk driving kills and we all know it. If you are in the nightclub of high-end social entertainment business, you not only know it but are very concerned about the potential liability that it causes you. You are especially wary if you provide bottle service to your patrons at their tables. Undoubtedly you have instructed your service staff to watch for intoxicated patrons and make sure they do not leave with bottles. Maybe you have even gone to the extent to spend thousands of dollars per table putting in secure bottle lockers into your tables on the floor. You may have thought that these were your only options. I have come to realize that there is another option.
During my career, I have had the misfortune of having to investigate fatality drunk driving automobile collisions resulting from a severely intoxicated person leaving the bar or nightclub after having drank to obvious impairment and not being stopped by the bar or club management. They may have even left with the bottle from the club and took one for the road.” It is the responsibility of every person in the alcoholic beverage service industry to ensure that their patrons do not leave with alcohol or severely under the influence. I have also met and come to respect those members of the nightclub service community who do take that responsibility seriously and monitor the alcoholic beverage intake of their patrons and ensure that they are not permitted to leave with a bottle should the club have bottle service.
My interest was sparked due to my history in accident investigation when I saw the EASy bottle locking bottle cap by Alpha Products, a division of Checkpoint Security Systems. I understand your need to provide a bottle service to the patrons’ tables and give your club the look of a high-end establishment that treats its customers as V.I.P.s. Therefore, any solution must allow you to still have the bottles at the table but it should not look like Fort Knox and the tables should be standard tables so your expenses are not hiked unnecessarily. That is where the EASy bottle comes into play. It is a four-pronged key that inserts into the top of a bottle lock that secures the cap to the bottle. The patron will break the bottle before they are able to remove the cap. The key can also be kept on the person as opposed to previous keys in different models, this key is very lightweight and is not a problem to fit into the fashionable attire of your waitresses. It also comes with a retractor that can be worn on the person so the waitress does not have a concern about losing the key or placing it on the table where the patrons can help themselves to the bottle, which is what we are trying to avoid.
The EASy bottle system allows for your patrons to have that V.I.P. feel of a bottle service at the table without you having the worries of them serving themselves, often against the law in many states, or taking the bottle with them. Your service staff can then monitor the consumption of alcohol by patrons and assist them in getting transportation or disallow further service, protecting you from the liability and the tragedy of having one of your patrons involved in a drunk-driving motor vehicle accident.
Your nightclub will then continue to be a responsible high-end establishment that recognizes that patrons sometimes drink to excess if left to their own devices. You will acknowledge that intoxicated individuals often don’t know when to stop or when to take alternative transportation so you do your part to assist them in making those decisions. You know that drunk-driving kills – but it’s not going to happen on your watch from your place!
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