Last weekend saw the first time Tasmanians were able to stand with a drink and dance at hospitality venues in months.
After a weekend that saw thousands out celebrating, Tasmania Police said there were no significant incidents across the region.
With patrons mostly well behaved according to the Commercial Hotel owner Garry Laskey, he's calling for capacity restrictions facing hospitality businesses to be eased.
"There's always someone, but 99 per cent of people were absolutely fine," he said.
"We would have loved if the restrictions could have been eased earlier, but it's a party time of year so it did happen at the right time.
"It made it a lot easier for our security to be able to do their jobs and not make people sit down, but the downer definitely was the capacity limits."
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Mr Laskey said the lines of people to get in lined around the block.
"That's the negative part of having the restrictions there under a two square metre rule, only a certain number of people can get in which isn't necessarily a good thing," he said.
"We have security monitoring the lines but we need to do something because it isn't safe.
"How long are we going to keep it like this, there's no roadmap to when it'll finish and when the restrictions will lift."
It's a message echoed by Baker's Lane co-owner Stella Thomson, who saw lines of 200 people outside her venue over the weekend.
"Under the current restrictions, we can have up to 94 patrons in our venue," she said.
"I got here a bit late on Friday night, and to walk down our laneway and see people inside dancing and enjoying themselves at like 10 o'clock at night with cheesy grins was just incredible.
"People were waiting in lines for hours to get in, and as much as we tried to monitor it and make people social distance it just isn't possible."
Ms Thomson said current restriction limits were a potential safety issue.
"At such a limited capacity, there isn't enough capacity across Launceston to fit the people that want to be inside venues," she said.
"There were some people that were getting aggressive, people were getting restless - and I've heard it was the same at other venues.
"Patrons are adhering to the current restrictions with the sanitising, venues are sticking to regular cleaning and monitoring and sign-in sheets for COVID-19, it's fair to say that a lot of venues can still do that at their original capacities."
A spokesperson for the Premier said capacity limits will continue to be considered by Public Health.
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