BLOOMINGTON — Danvers Y Tap was fined by the McLean County Liquor Control Commission on Tuesday for staying open late on the night clocks were changed for the end of daylight saving time.
Assistant State's Attorney Jessica Woods said sheriff's police found the bar open at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 2. The county's code requires bars to close by 1 a.m.
Bar workers told police they thought they could stay open late because clocks moved back one hour, but Woods said that change did not take effect officially until 2 a.m.
The commission fined Danvers Y $150 and required it to close two hours early on Thursday.
Woods said that while the bar has had problems in the past, this was the first violation in the three-year history of owner Drake Irwin.
Irwin's father, John Irwin, previously owned the bar and voluntarily closed it and surrendered his liquor license in 2012 after the bar served liquor to a 20-year-old man who was killed in an accident hours later.
The Liquor Control Commission meeting followed the McLean County Board meeting Tuesday. The board did not have any major items on its agenda.