Considering A Dram Shop Case Against Los Gallos Night Club? Here's What You Need To Know
I've been suing irresponsible bars for over-serving alcohol for 30 years. My experience handling hundreds of cases has repeatedly shown me just how many bars fail to follow alcohol service regulations, as well as the tragedies that all too often result. While people might see or hear about a drunk driving accident from time to time, they don't tend to hear about the role that reckless bars play in those accidents. In order to call more attention to this issue, I dedicate a portion of my time to reviewing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission's complaint records and reporting my findings here on my website. If you think you may have a dram shop (liquor liability) claim and have questions about how to proceed, don't hesitate to call me at (855) 326-0000.
Los Gallos Night Club is located in Bryan, Texas. In recent years, it has attracted the attention of the TABC due to allegations of liquor law violations. Between 2018 and 2019 alone, authorities conducted three separate investigations into the club's alcohol service practices.
In my experience, it is uncommon for a bar without a history of run-ins with the TABC to end up on the hook for contributing to a wrongful death or injury. Virtually every bar I have ever sued was already on the authorities' radar. That's why I pay close attention to bars with several recent complaints against them. The more investigations a bar has had, the greater my concern is that it could one day cause an accident.
Note: Investigations are not proof of wrongdoing. However, if authorities investigate and fail to find evidence of a violation, it doesn't necessarily mean an establishment is innocent, either. The purpose of this article is simply to relay publicly-available information about incidents where the TABC has investigated Los Gallos Night Club for possible criminal or administrative violations.
TABC Investigations of Los Gallos Night Club Between 2018 and 2019
Bryan - 1313 S College Ave
Law enforcement contacted the TABC on 09/15/2018, alleging that the club failed to report a breach of the peace (typically a fight).
Upon investigation, authorities were able to confirm that the club failed to report a breach, which they classified as an administrative violation. After handing down an unspecified penalty, the TABC closed the case on 12/04/2018.
A concerned citizen filed a complaint with the TABC on 07/16/2019, accusing the club of two counts of selling alcohol during prohibited hours.
While investigators failed to find any evidence to support the initial allegations, they did manage to find evidence that the club sold alcohol to a drunk customer, which they classified as an administrative violation. After handing down an unspecified punishment, the TABC concluded its work on the case on 08/28/2019.
A second law enforcement complaint reached the TABC on 12/04/2019, claiming that the club failed to report a breach of the peace.
Not only did the subsequent investigation find evidence to support the claim, but it also determined that the club sold alcohol to a drunk customer. After handing down unspecified punishments, the TABC ended its work on the case on 12/23/2019.
Texas Law Says Accident Victims Can Sue Bad Bars
If you would like to learn more about Texas dram shop law (i.e. lawsuits against bars who play a role in injurious or fatal accidents), please visit our Texas Dram Shop Law Info Page.