1985 : No More Two-for-One Drink Specials During Happy Hours

February 13, 2023 all-day

Ann Arbor bar patrons reacted to a new statewide ban on two-for-one drink specials during happy hours. The state originally passed the ban to cut down on the number of drunken drivers.

“If they’re going to drink and drive, they’re going to drink and drive no matter how the drinks are,” said Diane Warmington, a bartender at Rick’s American Café.

But some students said the law would prevent patrons from buying more alcohol.

“If you stick it in front of someone, they’ll drink it,” said Steve Gasser, a customer at Good Time Charley’s restaurant.

Source : “This Week in Daily history”, Michigan Daily, February 11, 2004.