By James Atkinson
Shaun Pattinson, owner of Cushdy, a leading Adelaide cocktail bar that has a 5am licence, told TheShout the new small bar licences are "long and overdue".
"I know there's been a lot of venues that have had to spend quite a bit of money just to get through the licensing stage," he said.
But he remains concerned that the SA Government is still trying to push through its late night code, which mandates plastic glassware after midnight and 3am lockouts regardless of a venue's incident record.
"It should be done more on merit and previous history rather than tarring everyone with the same brush," he said.
"For cocktail bars that have never had any problem with incidents, having to serve a martini in a plastic glass is not reasonable."