Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Drive-through Pub

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Just imagine, you're on your lunch break from work. You don't have a lot of time, but you REALLY need a drink. If you go to any normal Pub it's going to take hours to get served at lunch-time. You then have to find somewhere to sit and you can't even take your drink outside or back to the office.

There are Fast-Food restaurants with Drive-Through's all over the world now. So why doesn't someone start a Fast-Alcohol Pub with a Drive-Through?

smiler16, Oct 08 2001

Double Indemnity http://us.imdb.com/Title?0036775
Baked. This film has Fred MacMurray visiting a drive-thru bar where he gets served a beer while he waits in his car. [hippo, Oct 08 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

The Official Brew-Thru Website http://www.brewthru.com
They sell alcoholic drinks and their own line of T-shirts, along with a few other things. [Bert6322, Aug 19 2002, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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       There's drive-through bottle shops where I live... What's wrong with you? Don't drink and drive.
sdm, Oct 08 2001
  

       Come on hippo, you know this stuff. If it's appeared in a film, book or other media then it's only half-baked (i.e.not an original idea). It's only baked if it actually exists in the real world...<pauses in anticipation of an argument about what is 'real'>.

I'm impressed that you can remember the film that well, though. Or were you just watching it last night?

And sdm's right about drinking & driving. So fishbone.
DrBob, Oct 08 2001
  

       OK then! Why doesn't some one start one in the U.K. (preferably near me) or i go and live near SDM.
smiler16, Oct 08 2001
  

       Ha! Why'd you want to go and do something crazy like that? My neighbourhood is about three shopping carts ghetto.
sdm, Oct 08 2001
  

       OK DrBob, you're right that it's not entirely baked - However, as the drive-thru bar isn't an essential feature of the film but rather is included as 'scene-setting', I was making the assumption that it was something which would be familiar to 1940's cinema audiences, and thus existed in the real world.
Probably a couple of years since I watched that film. It is a very good film though...
hippo, Oct 08 2001
  

       Yeah. Fair point hippo. Criticism withdrawn <grumble, mutter>
DrBob, Oct 08 2001
  

       I haven't seen a drive-through pub, but in Kimberley (South Africa) there used to be a drive-in pub - you could sit in your car and drink. Go figure!
PaulP, Aug 19 2002
  

       Maybe it's safer than leaving your car in the car park.
angel, Aug 19 2002
  

       Partly baked in North Carolina's Outer Banks as the "Brew-Thru" (see link). You drive through it to buy your beer or other alchoholic drink (I don't know exactly what, I don't drink). I don't think the Brew-Thru counts as a pub, but you can buy alcohol there and just drive through it.
Bert6322, Aug 19 2002
  

       Don't drink and drive. Stop endorsing crime. >:(
CloakedBeauty, Jun 23 2005
  

       Yay for [Murdoch]. He knows jibba jabba when he sees it. Lighten up [CloakedGrumpy]!
DocBrown, Jun 23 2005
  

       //Don't drink and drive. Stop endorsing crime.//
If you hadn't dredged up a three year old idea, everyone would have forgotten about it.
angel, Jun 23 2005
  

       dude no...
shinobi, Jun 24 2005
  
      
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