Mayor Ed Lee Is Trying to Ruin One of the Best Parts of Super Bowl Sunday: Getting Hammered

Prefers a warm glass of milk with his football
Fun and happy (aka drunk) people across San Francisco are learning firsthand what a wet blanket Mayor Ed Lee is -- all the time.

Liquor lovers shot back at the mayor's buzzkill suggestion that venues not serve hard alcohol to football fans on Super Bowl Sunday. His idea is meant to prevent the same kind of Muni-torching insanity we saw after the Giants won the World Series last year. But we'd just like to note that it was never confirmed whether Gregory Ganiss, the accused bus vandal, had been drinking beer, liquor, wine, or a grape juice box before he allegedly decided to smash up Muni.

In any event, barkeeps have responded to the mayor's sobering suggestion with words like "prohibition" and "demonizing."

See Also: Mayor Ed Lee's Pub Crawl: What He Learned

Adam DeMezza, co-owner of Giordano Brothers in North Beach, explained to CBS reporters that he truly believes people can consume hard liquor and not turn into wild savages.

But more than that, the real concern now is that the mayor's crackdown on liquor will only hurt local businesses that are already struggling; who the hell wants to go to a restaurant or bar where they can't relax and take back a shot of Jameson, or two?

"As long as we're not feeding people shots of booze and sending them out into the street, we'll be fine," DeMezza noted.

As we understand the mayor is serious about this campaign. He's planning to visit bars this week, urging them to drink the Kool-aid and go liquor-free on Super Bowl Sunday. Of course, we're guessing if he had it totally his way, we'd all be sipping his drink of choice: a glass of warm milk, milk mustache included.




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Jenice de Quinto
Jenice de Quinto

"The yeaaarrrr of the ORANGE DRAAAGGGOOONNNNN!!" Ed Lee is a weird guy.

Jason Sares
Jason Sares

yeah this is really going to work -- give me a break

mrericsir
mrericsir topcommenter

Is anyone really surprised that this guy turned out to be a moron as well as a puritan?

Kevin Kirby
Kevin Kirby

If there were in place a general willingness to daily police the endless scattering of empty alcohol containers, which foster a perpetual air of seediness in many parts of the city, along with something approaching Martial Law for certain unnamed districts, why worry about the small stuff?

Dave Nakamura
Dave Nakamura

all this talk of prohibition makes me want to go out and torch a muni bus. :-)

Adam Viguers
Adam Viguers

The people of San Francisco are too stupid to handle their booze, cut them off.

塞繆塞繆
塞繆塞繆

WTF is his problem. he should get drunk!!!!!

Cest Moi
Cest Moi

Come on... morons will drink what they want and when they want.. I don't think they really need a superbowl to do it.

Emilia Romain
Emilia Romain

this might make the activities safer because I know the 49er's are going to bring it home and SF residents deserve the right to safety first.

Rosemary Bliss
Rosemary Bliss

The majority of people who indulge in a drink are responsible and do not cause problems. There are idiots out there that will continue to be idiots and cause problems with or without alcohol. Unfortunately there are no laws that prohibit stupidity!I hope any celebrants will behave better than the few imbeciles that caused problems after the World Series win.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown

He wants local businesses to suffer & thinks beer/wine drunk is somehow safer than other drunk?

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