Restaurateurs and mimosa-lovers take note: the New York City Hospitality Alliance would like to point out that all those "bottomless brunch" drink deals out there are, and always have been, unlawful. The law, according to the SLA website, specifically prohibits restaurants "from selling, serving, delivering or offering to patrons an unlimited number of drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price." Letting promotors or party organizers do the same is also unlawful, as is any drink special that "attempts to circumvent the law."
In fact, the only kind of drink deals that are legal are two-for-one specials and discounts no larger than half off the original price. And while the SLA hasn't cracked down yet, it's only a matter of time before it puts a stop the practice of pounding as many bloody Marys as possible before 3 p.m.
· Prohibit Unlimited Drink Specials [NYCHA]
· All Brunch Coverage [~ENY~]