A high end aquarium store in the city of Houston has decided to add a little more social atmosphere to the aquarium trade. Fish Gallery Houston recently announced that on Tuesday evenings from 6pm to close, customers can come in and get a free beer or soda while they shop. On top of the free booze, a 20% discount will be applied to one full-priced item. Obviously the free hooch will be limited to of-age customers, and other kid friendly drinks will also be available. The only issue I even have with this is the fact that it takes place on a Tuesday.
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The reasoning behind mixing booze with aquariums probably has a lot to do with the fact that Fish Gallery is located in downtown Houston, in an area close to both the bar scene and tons of office buildings. When people get off work, they need a place to relax, and most hit up happy hour for cheap drinks and a little elbow rubbing. Fortunately, Fish Gallery is providing a place to get that relaxing drink along with some relaxing scenery.
Similarly, another Houston fish store is actually located inside of a liquor store, though I think it’s a misdemeanor in this state to imbibe alcohol at liquor stores. Instead of being a place to relax and mingle, I guess that store serves more as a “kill two birds with one stone” sort of place. Pick up your corals and alcohol and take the party back to your place. Just don’t get too tipsy that you wind up drinking what’s in the bag and try to acclimate your new bottle of Jose Cuervo to your reef tank.