Restrictions on Price Promotions and Alcohol Discounts—Changing Conditions of Availability
Regulation or restriction of “happy hours” and other price promotions of alcohol (e.g., two drinks for the price of one, women drink for free), especially in on-premise outlets (i.e., bars and restaurants). Although not specific to college populations, the study has clear implications for college students; many bars surrounding campuses attract students by promoting drink specials. Restrictions on happy hours can be implemented by individual outlets, campuses (if a licensed establishment is on campus), local communities (if communities are not preempted by state law) and the state. In non- licensed settings on campus where alcohol is served, event planners may want to limit the amount of free alcohol available.