Watertown tavern reopens after 10-day liquor license suspension

March 4, 2017, Last Updated at 6:00 a.m.

WATERTOWN, N.Y.  —  The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) recently suspended the license of Double Deuce Tavern, 560 State St., where 14 people were arrested outside the bar in the early hours of July 24, 2016.

The ruling by the SLA board means the bar cannot serve alcohol and no booze can be consumed on the premises from 10 a.m. Feb. 23 to 10 a.m. March 4, according to documents provided to Newzjunky.com.

The bar was fined $5,500 and will be required to close at 1 a.m., the agency said.

The bar’s owner, Danny L. Roberts, 17 Main St., Adams, could not be reached for comment.

Police were called to the 500 block of State Street shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, to investigate a criminal mischief complaint and a ruckus attracted a large number of people gathered in the street. Fourteen people were arrested.

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook:


The SLA contends “there has existed a sustained and continuing pattern of noise, disturbance, misconduct and disorder on or about the licensed premises, related to the operation of the premises or the conduct of its patrons, which adversely affects the health, welfare or safety of the inhabitants of the area in which the licensed premises are located.”