Saturday, December 27, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 


Saratoga County

Assemblyman proposing a ban of pub crawls

  • Text size: + -
Albany/HV: Assemblyman proposing a ban of pub crawls
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

out of 10

Free Video Views Remaining

To get you to the stories you care about, we are offering everyone 10 video views per month.

Access to our video is always free for Time Warner Cable video customers who login with their TWC ID.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

Could pub crawls be a thing of the past? That could be the case if one downstate assemblyman gets his way. Erin Vannella has more.

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Bars could soon be banned from taking part in pub crawls.

New York City Assemblyman Micah Kellner is introducing legislation that would punish any bar caught sponsoring a bar crawl. Bars often sponsor crawls, offering discounted drinks for groups of people hopping from bar to bar.

Saratoga Springs is in the midst of Beer Week and bar owners say they make sure their patrons are always responsible. They also say such a ban would cut into their bottom line, especially during upcoming St. Patrick's Day.

“I'm actually kind of shocked because most of the people who come through with a pub crawl are doing it to benefit an organization that really, really needs money,” said Kim Smith, manager of Gaffney’s.

“I would definitely be opposed to that, because we've never really had any issues here," said Christy Javlonski of The Parting Glass Bar.

The proposed ban is still in the planning stages. It would need to be still passed by both houses of the state legislature. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP