Covid ‘speakeasy’ is raided by police in Prague as bars go underground to evade curfew rules

A coronavirus ‘speakeasy’ has been busted by police in Prague trying to evade curfew rules amid one of the highest infection rates in Europe. Aside from the plastic bags of narcotics, the basement filled with dancers and booze bottles was reminiscent of the illegal nightclubs of Prohibition era Chicago. Officers discovered dozens of revellers beneath … Read more Covid ‘speakeasy’ is raided by police in Prague as bars go underground to evade curfew rules

Italy orders bars to shut from 6pm and ‘public spaces’ to close after 9pm amid rising covid cases

Italy have announced new measures aimed at halting the spread of coronavirus after days of record infection numbers. The restrictions announced on Sunday stop short of a curfew like those imposed in Paris and other major French cities. But Italian mayors can close public squares and other gathering places after 9pm, permitting access only to … Read more Italy orders bars to shut from 6pm and ‘public spaces’ to close after 9pm amid rising covid cases

Moscow’s bars and restaurants are packed as a resurgence of coronavirus sweeps Russia

Moscow’s bars and restaurants continue to be packed with carefree customers who ignore social distancing and shun face masks despite the resurgence of coronavirus infections sweeping Russia.  The outbreak in Russia this month is breaking the records set in the spring, when a lockdown to slow the spread of the virus was put in place. … Read more Moscow’s bars and restaurants are packed as a resurgence of coronavirus sweeps Russia

Quiet bars and empty stadiums replace packed pubs and raucous crowds on derby day

The typical rowdy derby day atmosphere was today replaced by quiet bars and empty stadiums as the Merseyside and Old Firm matches were hit by coronavirus lockdowns in Glasgow and Liverpool.  Football fans have not been allowed back into stadiums since football restarted in June and August for England and Scotland respectively. And new coronavirus … Read more Quiet bars and empty stadiums replace packed pubs and raucous crowds on derby day

Coronavirus London: Drinkers pack bars during first night under new rules

Defiant drinkers packed the streets of central London after an evening of revelry on day one of the capital’s new Tier 2 lockdown. Restaurants in Covent Garden which would normally be busy with visitors lay empty this afternoon due new restrictions brought in to stop the rise in coronavirus cases – as it was revealed … Read more Coronavirus London: Drinkers pack bars during first night under new rules

London’s normally-bustling streets empty with bars deserted on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown

Ghost town London: City centre’s normally-bustling streets stand empty with once-thriving bars and restaurants deserted on day one of capital’s new Tier 2 lockdown Kate Nicholls of UKHospitality said the industry saw 50% increase of cancellations due to restrictions London has been placed under Tier 2 level restrictions following rapid rise of infections in many … Read more London’s normally-bustling streets empty with bars deserted on day one of new Tier 2 lockdown

Court overturns order to shut Berlin’s bars and restaurants from 11pm

Court overturns order to shut Berlin’s bars and restaurants from 11pm because ‘it is not apparent’ it would help fight coronavirus By Raven Saunt For Mailonline Published: 11:01 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 11:17 BST, 16 October 2020 A Berlin court has suspended an order for bars and restaurants to close from 11pm to … Read more Court overturns order to shut Berlin’s bars and restaurants from 11pm

Holland’s bars, restaurants and cafes face two-week closure

The Netherlands will go into ‘partial lockdown’ shutting down bars, restaurants and cafes for two weeks and ban alcohol sales after 8pm to get a grip on a spiralling outbreak of Covid-19. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the new measures on Tuesday, which also make the wearing of masks mandatory indoors for people ages … Read more Holland’s bars, restaurants and cafes face two-week closure

Dozens of attackers armed with metal bars and fireworks storm Paris police station

Dozens of attackers armed with metal bars and fireworks storm Paris police station as ministers blame drug trafficking gangs for violent raid 40 people tried to storm a police station in Paris suburbs on Saturday night  Barrage of fireworks were seen going off in the direction of the police station  Images showed smashed windows at … Read more Dozens of attackers armed with metal bars and fireworks storm Paris police station

The final hurrah in Scotland! Drinkers flock to bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh for one last night out

The final hurrah in Scotland! Drinkers flock to bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh for one last night out before Nicola Sturgeon’s 16-day alcohol ban comes into force at 6pm today Scottish First Minister has banned the sale of alcohol inside pubs and restaurants for the next two weeks Hospitality sector has branded the move a … Read more The final hurrah in Scotland! Drinkers flock to bars in Glasgow and Edinburgh for one last night out