Beer and football
Edinburgh pubs have branded opening hours during Euro 2020 as 'unworkable'. Should they be allowed to open later?
If they're letting 6000 people gather in one place to get drunk in Glasgow, then let pubs recover a bit of money. We're all getting snibbed again in a few weeks - go out in style.
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One rule for one, different rule for everyone else! Why should special privileges be given, with football as the reason/excuse? Nonsense! Either it’s OK for all reasons or it’s not.
For indoors, even if Edinburgh was in Level 1, they would have to close at 11pm, in Level 2 it's 10.30pm. Your outside only premises shuts at the time stated on your outside premises license, which is issued by your local authority.
Of course we should be open later. I won't throw out customers. There won't be drinks on the table but they can stay if there’s extra time.
Should be open, till end of the game plus 15 minutes!
No. Football has had enough privileges throughout the pandemic.
Perhaps they should be allowed to open later but have a cut off time for entry?
Probably best to keep the pubs closed and let loads of people continue being alive.
Why? Do people REALLY need alcohol to watch football?
Who cares, what difference does it make to anything? Leave them open 24 hours a day.
Why not? We'll all be back in lockdown when the Euros are over anyway.
Dawn Simpson Kirkland
If the pubs are open anyway, I don’t see a problem being open a bit later.
Should be open as per their licence in my opinion.
It's nonsense. Does Covid get angry if people are in pubs after a certain time?
Open later for Scotland matches only – sounds reasonable.
Makes no difference closing early. They say it’s because when people have a few they don’t socially distance. Hello! people can go early and getdrunk so what’s the point? Businesses are losing out, let’s get back to normal – the vaccines are rolling out.
Yes – what is the difference for one hour more?
I'm not football fan but it would be ludicrous if pubs were expected to punt people out before a match had finished!
Games on council telly, so just keep things as they are.
I remember the famous Dennis Taylor snooker final when it went to 17-17. We refused to leave the pub till the final was over. Barman gave in and opened tabs so time of drink served would show up the next day.
The way this Indian variant is going we will all be up the totem pole, never mind watching football in the pub.
The way the rates are going up, the pubs will be closing in Edinburgh.
Let pubs open as long as they want, they've been closed long enough. If you don't want to go, nobody is forcing you, but let the rest of us enjoy it.
Derry Delboy Livingstone
They can open as late as their licence allows! These early shut downs are only guidelines, they ain’t law! Pubs are terrified to open normal hours but governments continue to fly planes in from India.
They should opening later even without Euro 2020.
The problem is not in the closing hours but in people's attitudes!
No I don't think they should allowed to open later just because of football. It's just a stupid idea.
Scotland only have two late kick offs and will be eliminated on second match day anyway and that game will be over by 10.30pm, so it’s not an issue.
Why are people blaming pubs for the virus? Four-five high schools are full of Covid and primary schools also. Do these kids drink in pubs? NO, so stop blaming the pubs.