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Only Beer and Wine in the PDX SkyClub. Why?

Only Beer and Wine in the PDX SkyClub. Why?

Old Sep 21, 16, 1:08 pm
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Only Beer and Wine in the PDX SkyClub. Why?

I was in the PDX SkyClub yesterday and only beer and wine were available. Not even Baileys for my coffee. Anyone know why?
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Old Sep 21, 16, 1:22 pm
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Originally Posted by DL-Don View Post
I was in the PDX SkyClub yesterday and only beer and wine were available. Not even Baileys for my coffee. Anyone know why?
Catering to local demand? Hipsters don't drink Baileys
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Old Sep 21, 16, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by DL-Don View Post
I was in the PDX SkyClub yesterday and only beer and wine were available. Not even Baileys for my coffee. Anyone know why?
The PDX Sky Club's license permits Delta to serve malt beverages and wine, but not spirits. Either local regulations prohibit the service of spirits in such a setting, or Delta was unable/unwilling to acquire the broader license required.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 1:30 pm
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I think there was some discussion of this a while back, centered on--if I remember correctly--some sort of obscure licensing problem.

That said, it's not as if there isn't plenty of the hard stuff, even hipster-approved, elsewhere in PDX: they even have a cart, a few gates away from the SC, with free samples of local, artisanal hooch.

One charming plus of the PDX club, though, is their eager promotion of mimosas: every time I'm there, any time of day, the bartender actively pushes these. It's not often you hear a SC employee pressuring you have a third (or fourth) free mimosa.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 2:24 pm
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As a station with D1 flights to AMS and NRT, it seems a little cheap for Delta not to pursue a full liquor license.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 2:39 pm
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AS Boardroom in PDX is beer/wine only as well, must be a broader licensing issue as mentioned.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 2:43 pm
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Originally Posted by MS02113 View Post
The PDX Sky Club's license permits Delta to serve malt beverages and wine, but not spirits. Either local regulations prohibit the service of spirits in such a setting, or Delta was unable/unwilling to acquire the broader license required.
Yup, and the issue is not limited to the SC. PDX United Club is also beer/wine only.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 2:53 pm
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I'm in the PDX SC weekly and this is what the staff said years and years ago. Oregon has always had funny liquor laws and one of them is...if an establishment doesn't serve a full meal and only snacks....it's beer and wine only. You can drive down the road and buy marijuana legally but can't be served hard stuff at the Delta Skyclub. Keep Oregon Weird is a very common bumper sticker.
Go figure
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Old Sep 21, 16, 3:19 pm
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All I know is that Pinot Grigio is considered top-shelf there and they charge extra for it.

And people complain about Utah. Geez.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Saj8986 View Post
I'm in the PDX SC weekly and this is what the staff said years and years ago. Oregon has always had funny liquor laws and one of them is...if an establishment doesn't serve a full meal and only snacks....it's beer and wine only. You can drive down the road and buy marijuana legally but can't be served hard stuff at the Delta Skyclub. Keep Oregon Weird is a very common bumper sticker.
Go figure
Well we all know there will never be real food in the SC.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by DL-Don View Post
Well we all know there will never be real food in the SC.
The Costco chicken salad isn't bad. I assume that's where they get it.
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Originally Posted by DL-Don View Post
Not even Baileys for my coffee.
That deserves a . . . . .

Heavens to Betsy!!!

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Old Sep 21, 16, 4:40 pm
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Originally Posted by tmorse6570 View Post
The Costco chicken salad isn't bad. I assume that's where they get it.
Check the fat content and calory count on that stuff. Some Skyclubs have pda's with the info. Anyway, I was so shocked at how unhealthy the chicken salad is, I vowed not to touch it
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Old Sep 21, 16, 4:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DL-Don View Post
Not even Baileys for my coffee.
This is a serious matter.

Baileys is all that keeps me from my fear of flying on early flights without alcohol.

Get up at 4:15am, cycle through the shower, head to Hartsfield, no time for the java... upstairs at A SC, looking for the bartender to spike my SC Starbucks at 6:05. Rituals must be preserved.
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Old Sep 21, 16, 6:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Saj8986 View Post
I'm in the PDX SC weekly and this is what the staff said years and years ago. Oregon has always had funny liquor laws and one of them is...if an establishment doesn't serve a full meal and only snacks....it's beer and wine only. You can drive down the road and buy marijuana legally but can't be served hard stuff at the Delta Skyclub. Keep Oregon Weird is a very common bumper sticker.
Go figure
Unless something has changed, you can't even pump your own gas in Oregon.
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