[hackerspaces] Alcohol policies?

Nicolás Reynolds fauno at endefensadelsl.org
Mon Mar 30 23:31:35 CEST 2015

Dave <tallycast at gmail.com> writes:

> We're currently looking at alcohol use in the space.  There are some
> members who think it's a really bad idea (drunks and power tools) while
> others think it's a matter of personal responsibility.
> We also have been hosting occasional "reception" events for various
> organizations as a way of increasing visibility and recruiting members.
> Beer and wine are served at those events, but the breakers to the tools are
> turned off.
> I'm wondering if other spaces have considered alcohol use, and how that's
> worked out?

our issue with drunkenness hasn't been about safety but drunks
themselves.  our best policy about this has been not to welcome drunk
people anymore and only bring beer when everyone's ok with social
drinking, usually after the sun goes down.

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