Liquor Licensing Board

Hong Kong liquor board seeks medical backing for upstairs bar controls

Dr Chow Pak-chin

With few examples to draw on from overseas, the government has turned to the medical profession to back its plan to control the numbers in upstairs bars.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 10:06am

Famous Wan Chai bar Neptune II closes as licence refused

Neptune II was one of the most popular dance clubs in Hong Kong. Photo: Nora Tam

Legendary Wan Chai haunt Neptune II has been shut down, with the Liquor Licensing Board refusing to issue it a new licence.

The basement club in Jaffe Road, established in 1993, was one of the most popular dance clubs in the city. However, for the past two weeks its shutters have been pulled down and its doors closed.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am

Fire safety is non-negotiable

Imagine a raid by police on a 26th-floor bar filled with under-age drinkers, followed by a stampede as the young patrons headed down the fire escape. If you can't, it is documented by a report in this newspaper in September 2010 which quoted the father of a teenager who was in the bar at the time. Luckily no one was injured.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

Loophole may mean liquor board stays idle

The board that will decide whether restaurants can sell alcohol could remain idle indefinitely because of a loophole in the bill to reorganise municipal services, lawmakers have warned.

At yesterday's bills committee meeting, Andrew Wong Wang-fat, a non-affiliated legislator, opposed removing requirements for the new Liquor Licensing Board to meet every three months.

3 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Club's drink bar

The Liquor Licensing Board refused to renew a liquor licence for Club Star in Prat Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, after hearing police found marijuana on the premises last year.

25 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Voting change makes liquor board more open

The way that Liquor Licensing Board members vote is to be made public to resolve a row between pro-China and Democratic Party Urbco members.

The decision was made by the Urban Council's Standing Committee at a meeting yesterday. Three pro-China councillors had threatened to boycott board meetings if the problem was not resolved.

8 May 1996 - 12:00am

Liquor licence clashes

POLICE were attacked yesterday for failing to provide adequate evidence to support their opposition to liquor licence applications.

The Liquor Licensing Board called for a meeting with police to discuss the issue after officers could not convince the board of their cases.

28 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Nightclubs lose liquor licences

TWO nightclubs with a history of criminal activity and civil disturbances had their applications for liquor licence renewal rejected by the Urban Council yesterday.

The Liquor Licensing Board turned down applications from the Copenhagen Hotel, Mongkok, and the Mermaid Club, Yau Ma Tei.

24 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

System needs streamlining

THE Liquor Licensing Board takes its responsibilities seriously. Board members accompanied members of the Urban Council on an arduous tour of Australia to study licensing procedures there and drew some useful lessons from the Australian experience.

27 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Move to sell beer at work

FACTORY canteens will be allowed to sell beer under a proposal to issue new classifications for liquor licences.

The Regional Council will reveal today at its monthly meeting that its Liquor Licensing Board has requested the Finance Branch to amend an ordinance to provide them with the necessary authority to give licences to factory canteens.

30 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Fears of beer-free tournament laid to rest

CONCERNS that the Rugby Sevens would for the first time be an alcohol-free event were put to rest yesterday when police granted a last-minute temporary liquor licence.

Waitresses will serve light beer in the lower seating area of the Hong Kong Stadium and in addition 10 extra temporary stalls have been added to the existing 26 franchised booths.

26 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Barrow plans liquor licence talks

INDEPENDENT legislator Mr Martin Barrow is planning a meeting between government officials and restaurant and bar owners to discuss the delays in issuing liquor licences.

Bureaucracy in the application procedures and the way the police enact the legislation will be the main concerns in the meeting.

26 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Blame the real culprits

DOES anyone remember Caroline's Place in Wyndham Street? It closed 18 months ago, so perhaps not, yet some will say that it was the only true ''pub'' ever in Hongkong.

11 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Jumping to the wrong conclusion over bar's liquor licence refusal

YOUR correspondent, Mr Dennis Way (South China Morning Post, February 22), made two points which I would like to clarify.

5 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Business could dry up in delay

ONCE upon a time Hongkong was all about business. Today it is about democracy and business.

The dictatorial attitude displayed by the Secretary of the Liquor Licensing Board (South China Morning Post, February 18) is conducive to neither.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am