Tugboat Grill & Pub to reopen next week after liquor license suspension


— The Tugboat Grill & Pub is closed, serving a seven-day suspension of its liquor license from April 22 to 28.

The suspension is related to an employee who sold alcohol to a 16-year-old patron who was working for the Liquor Enforcement Division on Jan. 12, according to a stipulation and agreement between Tugboat and the Colorado Department of Revenue liquor enforcement division.

Ten of 49 businesses failed compliance checks conducted that weekend. Tugboat's owner Jim Beatty was given the option of paying a $3,693.33 fine by March 20 or taking the suspension, according to the agreement.

Beatty said the restaurant and bar will reopen Monday.

To reach Nicole Inglis, call 970-871-4204 or email ninglis@ExploreSteamboat.com


John St Pierre 4 years ago

Wow this was a no brainer... pay the fine or close off season !!!! this was a real hard decision and severe penalty...... and they get to chose... bet Tug has learned a lesson!!!


jerry carlton 4 years ago

20% failure rate! evidently the penalties are not strong enough! Something we agree on, John.


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