In Security for Bars, Taverns and Nightclubs, night club security expert witness Ralph Witherspoon, CPP, CSC, writes:
The goal of most bars, taverns and nightclubs is to provide a hospitable gathering place where patrons can have a good time, often by listening to entertainment and/or dancing, while purchasing and consuming the establishment’s primary product – alcoholic beverages. However, it is the latter item, the consumption of alcoholic beverages that tends to lessen or remove inhibitions in many people, which is the frequent cause of problems and, increasingly, litigation for tavern and club operators.
While potentially applicable to all types of establishments as their circumstances and clientele dictate, this article is primarily targeted toward larger bars and nightclubs, including dance clubs and adult entertainment aka. gentlemen’s clubs.