First I have heard of this charge and I agree this is just another reason to not visit this place. I'm not a fan of Budweiser buying up Craft Breweries to start with and then using their muscle to gain shelf space and push small breweries out of stores. Most of the beers sold here are owned by Inbev/Bud and much better choices are available even on the strip. I honestly didn't notice the fee when I visited last month, but I'm guilty of not looking close.
The story says Hexx also charges it, so it will probably spread when they see they can get away with it.
INAL either. Best not to make a fuss if you're out with friends or family trying to have a good time. BUT, if you are by yourself ( and someone is local that could make your bail ), you could jump up and down and have a hissy fit. Demand loudly to speak to the manager, show your bill to the adjacent table and ask them if they know there's a hidden 'Mob' tax for the bosses on their bill. By this time people will have their cell phones out and be filming ;-) Get creative, try NOT to get arrested.....you could be the next you-tube gone viral...;-)Quote: DJTeddyBear
Refuse to pay? Call the cops?
It's not worth that kind of effort, and it IS posted.
A better option is to simply ask to see the manager. Argue about it. Perhaps loudly. Then after wasting the manager's time, grumbly pay it.
Any theories as to why it's just the Beer Park and Hexx?
(And I checked the online menus - the menu for Hexx as well as Beer Park mentions the 4.7% charge (in the same place, too - right after the disclaimer), but none of the others appear to.)
The Sugar Factory used to charge the hidden fee before it became Hexx. It's not a new thing.