Club closing times, patio seating, and smoking are some of the hottest topics lately when it comes to Vancouver restaurants and bars. However tomorrow if you’re interested in having your say, there is a public event at the YWCA Hotel tonight with presentations starting at 6:00pm.
Licensing staff are developing an hours of service policy for licensed restaurants, also known as â€œFood Primaryâ€ establishments. Currently, liquor service must end at midnight in restaurants that were licensed after December 2002, when the Provinceâ€™s new liquor licensing policy took effect. Under the new Provincial policy, restaurants may apply for extended hours past midnight, but must first obtain a resolution from the City.
If you’d like to voice your opinion on the subject, you can also email your comments to liquor.review [at] vancouver [dot] ca.
On a somewhat related note, the BC Hospitality Expo is currently happening at BC Place until 6:00 tonight as well.