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Is Hot Pot Buffet in Chinatown BYOB?

astrid Jul 2, 2010 06:04 AM

I think I read somewhere that they don't have a liquor license. Can you BYOB? I can't imagine having hot pot without icy cold beer.

Any tips/info appreicated.

  1. galangatron Jul 2, 2010 08:20 AM

    i don't know if they have a full liquor license but they definitely serve beer and wine

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    1. re: galangatron
      astrid Jul 2, 2010 10:52 AM

      That's what I needed to know. So long as I can have an icy cold watery Tsingtao I am fine.

      Didn't know "No BYOB" was the law. Man this city can be a bummer.

    2. MC Slim JB Jul 2, 2010 06:56 AM

      I think the only way to find out and not potentially spoil the party is to ask at the premises. Some places do allow it, but as heavydee points out, it's a legal risk for them, so it's best not to talk about it in a public forum.


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      1. re: MC Slim JB
        Allstonian Jul 2, 2010 07:22 AM

        Although apparently current CH policy is that if illegal BYOB in a Boston restaurant is freely discussed on Yelp, it's okay for folks to post about it here. Makes no sense to me but there you go.


        1. re: Allstonian
          MC Slim JB Jul 2, 2010 07:28 AM

          If you see Yelpers doing it, you should discourage them, too.


          1. re: MC Slim JB
            galleygirl Jul 2, 2010 07:30 AM

            We all talk about, we (and the restaurants) all lose.
            Loose lips sink ships....

            1. re: galleygirl
              Allstonian Jul 2, 2010 07:38 AM

              My sentiments exactly, but the mods here specifically declined to remove that post and told me that it was because that restaurant's BYOB policy was openly discussed on Yelp.

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        heavydee Jul 2, 2010 06:40 AM

        BYOB is illegal in any establishment in the City of Boston, so the short answer is no.

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