Nightclub allows revellers to bring their own alcohol
A nightclub is hoping to host the country's first bring-your-own-alcohol night this evening.
Bob Senior, who owns the club in Durham, said this would discourage "pre-loading", where revellers drink cheap, supermarket-bought alcohol at home before going out – a phenomenon that has been blamed for the long-term decline in club revenues.
"It's not an illicit activity having a drink. Bring your drink, drink reasonably and responsibly in our premises. Rather than being in their front room, they're in my place creating an atmosphere," said Mr Senior, 57.
Every Friday and Monday, the 700-capacity Durham Live Lounge will charge £7 on the door – £5 if you are on the guest list – and will provide glasses, ice and straws.
The move has been criticised by the Alcohol Harm Reduction Group, who say it may lead to an increase in disorder and violence.
Durham Police said the first event would be monitored closely. Durham Council said its licensing committee had no objections.
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