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Some Bars in Houston Are Reopening by Using New Strategies to Comply with the Law

Posted: August 7, 2020 at 12:15 pm   /   Bar Openings, Bars

In Texas, a law called the “51% rule” requires a business that generates 51% or more of its revenue from alcohol be classified as a bar, not a restaurant. Currently, Texas establishments that are legally considered bars are required to close due to Governor Greg Abbott’s attempts to bring down the high number of new […]

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TABC Allows Brewery Restaurants to Reinstate Dine-In Services — But More Help is Needed — Updated

Posted: July 25, 2020 at 3:04 pm   /   Bars, Breweries

As previously reported, Governor Greg Abbott’s reinterpretation of the “51% rule”, which deems businesses that make at least 51% of revenue from alcoholic beverage sales as bars rather than restaurants, forced breweries to halt dine-in services at onsite restaurants. That was true even when those restaurants adhered to or exceeded the Open Texas Guidelines for […]

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Houston Brewery Restaurants Return to Takeout in Light of Texas Governor’s Ruling

Posted: July 16, 2020 at 4:49 pm   /   Bars, Breweries

On Monday, July 13, a press release from Saint Arnold Brewing Company at 2000 Lyons revealed that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has reinterpreted the criteria that determines whether a business is considered a restaurant or a bar. Texas law defines a bar as a business that makes 51% or more of its revenue through alcohol […]

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Brewery Restaurant Announces 75 Layoffs Due to Governor’s New Interpretation of 51% Law — Updated

Posted: July 13, 2020 at 11:32 am   /   Bars, Breweries

Saint Arnold Brewing Company at 2000 Lyons announced on Monday, July 13 that its onsite eatery, the Saint Arnold Beer Garden and Restaurant, was forced to close due to Governor Greg Abbott’s reinterpretation of the criteria that determines whether or not a business is considered a restaurant or a bar based on its alcohol sales. […]

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Houston Breweries Release “Black Is Beautiful” Beers To Support Racial Justice

Posted: July 9, 2020 at 7:13 pm   /   Bars, Beer

Although the murder of Houstonian George Floyd by Minneapolis police led to large protests and renewed advocacy around the world, forging racial equality is not a short term project. Efforts to continue progressing forward will be needed for the foreseeable future. One group that has banded together to make a difference are craft brewers. Almost […]

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