Last year PAX was kind of ruined for a lot of developers because Penny Arcade decided to dictate to BCEC that no alcohol sales would be allowed on premises.
This really ruined it for a lot of us devs because A) beer is great,
We're standing around all day without food and speaking with tons and tons of people, C) We're a heavy drinking crowd, D) All of the above.
Since Penny Arcade made no announcement about this that we could find, and no one we spoke with at BCEC or Penny Arcade could provide us with any answers, we're wondering if this is going to be policy going forward.
I'm hoping I haven't missed any announcements on this and apologies if this is redundant. Could anyone please provide some clarity?
Thank you. No explanation. No customer-facing information. Very disappointing. May not be worth exhibiting in the future.
I wouldn't write off the whole thing though. There are some good bars a few streets down by the waterfront, and the Harpoon Brewery is an awesome place to go (though they are not open too late). Also, there is a bar in the hotel attached.
This only affects food court beer.