Barry’s Bar and Grill in Lincoln fined $500 after accusations of over-serving customer

LINCOLN — Lincoln sports bar Barry’s Bar and Grill has again been fined by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission.

The bar must pay a $500 fine in lieu of a five-day suspension of its liquor license. The popular bar at Ninth and Q Streets in downtown Lincoln will also be required to continue following certain conditions put in place by the commission earlier this year after repeated violations.

Barry’s was accused of overserving a 21-year-old man, although the bar’s lawyers argued the man’s blood-alcohol content was low enough that it exonerates the establishment.

The incident at the bar happened on Jan. 13, before the commission put certain requirements on the bar. Those requirements include having extra staff looking for over-served patrons, eliminating multiple drinks promotions, increasing shot prices by $1, running drink promotions by the commission and ending bottle service, which allows customers to buy an entire bottle of liquor.

Before handing down the latest fine, Commissioner Bruce Bailey said so far those conditions are being followed at the bar.

No one from Barry’s attended the meeting Wednesday.

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