A beachside pub has imposed strict ‘no effort, no entry’ rules on customers, sparking community outrage over the ‘bizarre’ restrictions.
The Beach House Hotel in Hervey Bay, 200km north of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, posted its banned clothing list online on Thursday.
Local residents have created a stench by claiming the banned items, including ‘dirty or stained clothes, camisoles and tank tops’, would be a killer for the pub’s trade.
The hotel listed a range of clothing banned from the cafe after 8pm, including workwear, tracksuits, fleece hoodies and lingerie.
“We do not allow any form of workwear including steel cap boots, soiled stains or otherwise poorly maintained clothing, singlets or tank tops,” the pub said.
The Beach House Hotel listed a range of clothing that would not be allowed on the premises after 8 p.m., including tank tops (pictured, a partygoer wearing one of the banned items of clothing)
Patrons entering the pub after 8pm on a Friday or Saturday must also show that they are over 18 years of age. (photo, suitable clothes that can be worn in the hotel)
It also banned “thongs or flip flops, tracksuits and hoodies with fleece, hats, and no lingerie as outerwear.”
The venue added a bit of grace to customers already at the venue when the time ticked down to 8pm.
“If you are already on site to enjoy a meal in the restaurant or play games in our gaming lounge, you are only allowed to stay in those locations,” it said.
“Access is not granted to other areas of the hotel.”
Those entering the pub after 8pm on a Friday or Saturday will also need to provide proof of age with either a driving licence, passport or 18+ card.
The hotel in Hervey Bay (pictured), 200km north of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, posted its list of banned items online on Thursday
“After 8 p.m., we do not allow workwear, including boots with steel caps, dirty stains, or otherwise poorly maintained clothing, singlets, or tank tops,” the venue’s post (pictured) reads.
The new rules caused a backlash on the hotel’s social media, with locals asking why the rules were necessary for a relaxed “beach community.”
“Bit late for April Fools, don’t you think?” one noted.
Another added: ‘So bizarre for a beach community.
A third predicted the rules would be a “great way to kill a business, artisans like a beer after work.”
“It really isn’t the 1950s anymore,” said a fourth.
Does that include boob tubes, strapless tops/dresses??? I mean if I can’t wear a singlet,’ another asked.
But some approved of the venue “regaining some standards.”
“If you don’t like it, don’t go… simple. You don’t have to whine and complain… their house their rules… love the idea and to get some standards back,” he said.
Beach House Hotel bartender Tascha Jordison called out to a complaining customer on the social media page, “Just do what’s right, look decent and follow the rules.” Very easy.’
The venue added a bit of grace to customers already at the venue when the time ticks down to 8 p.m. (pictured)
“If the dress code moves to this standard level, I can only hope that the entertainment and service do too,” one resident wrote.
But others couldn’t help taking the clothing ban lightly.
“Eshays are not allowed,” one of them joked.
“Put some rhinestones on your pluggers and a buckle on your singlet strap and you’re good to go guys,” wrote another.
‘Tangas are compulsory Australian clothing!’ protested another.
But some online commentators approved of the beachfront location ‘regaining some standards’