I hadn't realized that alcohol sales were actually illegal here in Ontario before 11 am until I did a bit of a hospitality training session last year. We are barred from beer and breakfast. I just hadn't been out looking for a mid-moring drink, I guess. Things are different elsewhere. Not only is Britain's oft challenged Wetherspoon chain is serving two hours before that but also is looking to move into the drippy egg market:
'At the moment if you go into a Wetherspoon pub at 9am for breakfast and you want anything alcoholic from a glass of whisky to a pint of beer, we are licensed and we will happily serve you. 'When we go live with 7am opening across all our pubs on April 28, we are very clear that drink cannot be ordered before 9am. This is very much about serving a breakfast and coffee.' He added: 'Only about 1per cent of people who come in at 9am will want an alcoholic drink and we are happy to serve them, why shouldn't we. 'But this is not what we are after, we want to target the breakfast market. 'We get mother and toddler groups who come in for a coffee at the moment. But if they want to have breakfast or nip in after dropping their children at school, they can.
I initially read that as saying "...if they want to have breakfast or a nip..." Sounds good to me as I have a confession. I don't even really have a beer with lunch. I am not concerned about getting drunk as just getting sleepy. It doesn't work for me. But I do like going to a pub at midday and having coffee or a club soda with whatever I am having. Especially during the work week. Especially on a crappy day. If I could go to a bar for a breakfast on the way to work, all the better.