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Will bars see a spike on New Year's Eve this year?

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

New Year's Eve is typically a night bars and breweries see a spike in partygoers wanting to ring in the new year.

"I think it honestly depends on how many people have the next day off," said Brian Rorris, Quinton's Bar and Grill general manager. "Tuesday's a rough day, we saw it with the Christmas holiday. It was real slow."

Rorris says it's more than just serving drinks though.  In fact, his staff will be looking to put a cork in overserving.

"This is the time of year we really try to reintegrate as far as overserving and making sure people are of age," said Rorris. "Enough staff to make sure everyone's getting ID'd, having a good time and completely safe."

Meanwhile at Backpocket Brewing in Coralville, they'll be brewing up staff to accommodate people in their tap room.

"We'll serve beer up until the end of the night and do a champagne toast and everything." said Backpocket Brewing operation manager, Robert Wagner. "We're a production facility, so we normally have a good amount of beer in stock so we can send to distributors, but also have some available in the tap room here. So we're adequately stocked for the season."

New Year's Eve falls on a Tuesday this year.  Backpocket and Quinton's say they didn't order much more booze for the night than they normally do in any other week.

However, Wagner anticipates to still go through several kegs.

"The people that want to go out and have good time, they're always out there, so I think they'll be out and they'll be in full force," said Wagner.

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