A covert drinking study has revealed that levels of intoxication in Australian nightclubs and bars rises by 11 per cent every hour after midnight.
Another indicator of heightened levels of intoxication were the number of men and partygoers under the age of 25 at licenced venues. This information could be particularly useful for servers of alcohol at these venues.
The study, which was conducted secretly investigated pubs and clubs in major cities around the country and observed 828 cases of alcohol intoxication across the venues.
Researchers concluded that the time of night and number of young patrons were linked to high levels of intoxication.