The Huntington Beach Police Department is restricting Baja Sharkeez' entertainment hours in an effort to curb alcohol consumption at the restaurant.
A Feb. 8 letter from Police Chief Ken Small informed Sharkeez management that beginning in March, bands, deejays or any kind of entertainment will have to conclude by 11 nightly.
The announcement by the Police Department, which issues entertainment permits, came after the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, or ABC, opened an investigation Jan. 21.
The ongoing investigation was launched after Small sent a letter to ABC saying the restaurant's management has a careless attitude toward drinking and driving.
The restriction on entertainment will not limit Sharkeez' alcohol service, which goes on until 1:30 a.m. when the restaurant closes. But Small said it's likely to curb alcohol consumption, which goes hand-in-hand with entertainment.