Beer Shortage In Delhi Impacting Bar Sales; People Shift To Bars & Clubs In Haryana & UP To Score Favourite Spirits

As per bar and restaurant owners in Delhi, there has been a beer shortage since April but it has become worse in the last few days.

by Tashika Tyagi
Beer Shortage In Delhi Impacting Bar Sales; People Shift To Bars & Clubs In Haryana & UP To Score Favourite Spirits

If you went to a bar in Delhi over the weekend and couldn’t get your hands on your favourite beer, then sadly it isn’t just a one-time thing! Many prominent clubs and restaurants in the city have reported that there is a shortage of beer at warehouses in Delhi. Not just beer, they are also struggling to find some other popular spirits like whisky and tequila. This shortage of spirit in the city is affecting business and shifting patronage to neighbouring states like Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Popular Beer Brands Missing In Delhi Since April

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Many Delhi restaurants and bars have reported that there is a shortage of beer in the city. Many popular beer brands have been missing from Delhi bars, clubs, restaurants, and liquor stores since April. However, as per a report in The Times of India (TOI), the situation has worsened in the last few days. According to the report, this scarcity of beer has led to an overall drop in sales at liquor stores, prominent clubs and bars, and even restaurants in Delhi.

As per Delhi restaurateurs, not just beer but other popular spirits were also not available at Delhi warehouses. Due to this shortage, they have seen a massive customer base shift to the bars and clubs in neighbouring states of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

While talking to TOI, a Delhi restaurant owner explained that to procure liquor stock, the restaurant/bar has to place an order on a portal run by the excise department. However, when they try to place an order for beer, they get a “warehouse closed” alert on the portal. He then went on to mention that the issue has been persisting since April and has worsened over the last few days.

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What Is Causing This Beer Shortage In Delhi?

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Well, the cause of this shortage is still unknown as there has been no reaction available from Delhi’s excise department. Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages and saleable items during the summer. As per TOI, there are over 680 liquor shops in Delhi and about 940 hotels, clubs and restaurants that serve liquor. And all of their business was severely affected by the shortage of beer this summer.

Not just beer, popular brands of whisky and tequila are also unavailable in Delhi warehouses. This, again, is affecting restaurants and bars as they’re struggling to serve cocktails and other requested drinks by their patrons due to the unavailability of the spirits!

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