So! Without any further hemmin' or hawin', here's a list of what is gonna change and what ain't gonna change (yet), at least as far as we can figure:
- There's no more mask mandate, so that means you ain't gotta wear one if you don't want to. We still encourage you to wear a mask if you're in a crowd, but that might just be because we feel naked without ours.
- Group size limit has been increased to ten (from six). But with that being said, we won't be rearranging any furniture to accommodate larger groups (our biggest tables seat six, eight if you're very comfortable with each other). So in other words, if you wanna roll deep you'll need to split up.
- No more signing in. As entertaining as it is to hear people fret about how "the government" is tracking them, we're not taking names anymore which means that the gubbermint will need to get your phone number some other way.
- There's no more food requirement. As much as we were really hoping to sell an entire cow's worth of hot dogs this year, we no longer need to pretend to be a restaurant, so now it's your choice if you want to eat several hot dogs or not (what a concept)!
- Beer delivery has to stop once the State of Emergency ends on June 15th. We think that's kind of silly (there's no compelling reason not to allow us to deliver beer), but that's not gonna be the hill we die on so we'll just roll with it.
What isn't changing (yet):
- Our staff will still be wearing masks, at least for the nearish future. We're all vaccinated, but we get that not everybody is comfortable with sudden reversals in policy, so we'll do what we can to help you ease back into "normalcy."
- We'll be holding off on reintroducing communal games. Frankly, this is as much about safety as it is about not wanting to clean Battleship pieces out of our parking lot for the next couple of months.
- We're keeping table service and holding off on bringing back bar seating. This is partly logistical (it would be a train wreck if everybody in the beer garden had to order at the bar) and partly because we're still not the most jazzed about crowded indoor spaces (and also very few people opt to sit inside when it's nice out anyway, rendering that issue moot for a while). It's also probably worth mentioning that we're only allowed to do "seated service" anyway, but that's in line with what we're already doing.
- We will continue not having a dance floor, which was pointedly mentioned by the ABCC (in general, not to us specifically).
* I heard that some of you guys get days off? How do you get days off, I want days off.