Brooklyn’s Kebeer Hosts ‘Big Boys Challenge’: Drink 5 Liters Of Beer In One Sitting

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Brooklyn restaurant is challenging its customers to drink five liters of beer in two hours without throwing up.

The New York Times reports that Kebeer, a restaurant in Brighton Beach, is offering  “free beer for life” as a reward. Owner Max Aranbayev says winners will get a free half-pint of beer with any purchase as long as the eatery stays open.

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Aranbayev says he’s “not pushing alcohol” and started the contest for fun. He says about 60 percent of people who attempt the challenge succeed.

“Once you throw up, it’s over,” he told the Times.

Police say there’s no state law that bans such a contest, although it’s illegal to serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person.

Aranbayev says he only lets experienced drinkers participate and makes sure they aren’t driving.

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  • KPMc

    Sounds like a wonderful idea. And next month when some college freshman dies from alcohol poisoning from binge drinking we can all say “where did that moron get the stupid idea to do something like that?”

    And the callous can claim it is just another ‘darwin award”

    But here we are doing a ‘news’ story on an idiot who is trying to make money by getting people to binge so much they puke.

    If ever there was a reason to take away someone’s liquor license this is it.

    Max Aranbayev of Brighton Beach is more concerned about making another dollar than anyones well being or the serenity of his neighbors.

    I guess that’s how they do it in Odessa.

    Neighbors of the bar… do you really want dozens of puking drunks stumbling out of this bar whether they are getting behind the wheel or not?

    Shut this moron down!

  • Schmellma Arss

    Yay pancreatitis! Yay liver disease!

  • MrBreeze

    This goes beyond stupid.

  • Tucker

    How many A.A. meetings does one have to attend to qualify as an experienced drinker?

  • Rugbyball

    “Aranbayev says he only lets experienced drinkers participate…”
    How the hell do you tell if they are experienced drinkers, is there a test?
    Come in the day before and bang back six Boiler Makers in an evening and walk out the door and “Your IN!” :-)

    The prize isn;t all that great BTW, you have to pay for the 5 beers, and you only get one free half pint (8 oz if US or 10oz if Imperial) with a purchase. Whats that savings of $3-$4 and you have to spend money to get it!

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