Club uses loophole to serve alcohol after hours

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SAN DIEGO- Police say a San Diego club owner is serving Japanese sake after hours and it’s legal.

On the 5th Avenue next to a hookah bar, an after hours club serves rice wine into the wee morning hours — 4 a.m. to be exact.

The club owner studied a obscure paragraph in the liquor code and determined he could sell different types of rice wine past the normal 2 a.m. last-call time.

The code reads, “Beer means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the fermentation of any infusion barley, malt, hops, or any other similar product … but does not include sake, known as Japanese rice wine.”

“There is always an exception to the exception,” said attorney Tom Gallagher. “There will certainly be a lot of other business owners looking at it, but they have to be willing to take a big  risk as well.”

Law enforcement officers who brought attention to the loophole say they walk by the after hours club, hear the partying and just continue down the street.

8 comments

    • Guest

      Where does it reference "white people"? Quit being such a victim and learn to love with those around you.

  • Liz

    I challenge you to find one Fox article online that doesn't have spelling and grammatical errors. It is so annoying to read a story because it's never one small thing, it is several, and all the time. More times than not I end up closing the page and finding the story elsewhere. Why do they not use spell check?? Fox should be embarrassed that this happens.

    • bobby

      there was really only one major mistake that i found. Im not an expert in quotations by any mean, but im almost positive she included her own statement into her 3rd paragraph quotation. That is a major mistake, and if im wrong, so be it. Im drunk as shit, but that should be caught.

  • jack off

    why do small persons always try to control the freedoms of other people? let these people do what they want. i love sake and sushi! rok on

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