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Old 02-14-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Throughout these threads, I've noticed two words that have scared the bejeezus out of me - Dry County. Equally scary - Dry City. As a native Cali girl, I must have my occaisional glass of wine. Can someone please tell me where these places are? I don't necessarily want to avoid those areas, but I like to make informed decisions.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Sherwood, Arkansas
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Throughout these threads, I've noticed two words that have scared the bejeezus out of me - Dry County. Equally scary - Dry City. As a native Cali girl, I must have my occaisional glass of wine. Can someone please tell me where these places are? I don't necessarily want to avoid those areas, but I like to make informed decisions.
"Dry" Arkansas Counties
Ashley
Benton
Boone
Bradley
Clark
Clay
Cleburne
Columbia
Craighead
Crawford
Faulkner
Fulton
Grant
Hempstead
Hot Spring
Howard
Independence
Izard
Johnson
Lafayette
Lawrence
Lincoln
Little River
Lonoke
Madison
Marion
Montgomery
Nevada
Newton
Perry
Pike
Polk
Pope
Randolph
Saline
Scott
Searcy
Sevier
Sharp
Stone
Van Buren
WhiteYell
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I probably should have asked which ones weren't dry. tee hee
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:36 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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Just about every place that is dry is within quick driving distance of a "wet" place...the law does not prohibit you from transporting liquor into the county for your consumption. It's actually a minor inconvenience, and most counties/cities will have private "clubs" or restaruants that you join for $5 a year or something if you feel you must go out and have a drink. But bars? Not so much. Here the bar is disguised as a supper club (but the food is fairly decent, so who's complaining???)
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Old 02-15-2008, 06:49 AM
 
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Just about every place that is dry is within quick driving distance of a "wet" place...the law does not prohibit you from transporting liquor into the county for your consumption. It's actually a minor inconvenience, and most counties/cities will have private "clubs" or restaruants that you join for $5 a year or something if you feel you must go out and have a drink. But bars? Not so much. Here the bar is disguised as a supper club (but the food is fairly decent, so who's complaining???)
We live close to Mo. It's to bad we have to take are business out of state for some booze and lotto ticket.
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Old 02-15-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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We live close to Mo. It's to bad we have to take are business out of state for some booze and lotto ticket.
Isn't that true. One, but certainly one of the lesser reasons we have chosen Bella Vista is it's proximity to MO and for that reason as well as lower sales tax. We had a similar situation in Texas. We lived in a city that was dry with the exception of the "Private Clubs" that Sam mentioned. We were only 2 minutes from the next town that was wet. Not only did we shop for our booze (again mostly wine being Ca at heart) but we found ourselves doing most of our grocery shopping there as well. It was convenient to do it all. The $$s the city lost must have been unreal. Since then, that city has gone wet. I wonder why????

Nita
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Old 02-15-2008, 08:15 AM
 
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There is a lot of variance in the "dry" counties as to the availability of liquor. Some counties have very few establishments that serve alcohol, and some counties have numerous restaurants that serve drinks. In Benton County many of the restaurants have bars, and while within the county there are no liquor stores, from practically anywhere in the county you are only minutes away from a liquor store.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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The dinner club membership sounds like fun. I think I can handle $5 or so per year. And I'm glad to know I can fill my wine rack at home. lol. The more I'm learning about the Arkansas, the more excited I'm getting. I almost don't want to wait until next year.

Being from L.A., telling me I have to drive an hour to get something doesn't move me. Sometimes it takes me that long to get to/from work and it's only 25 miles away.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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The dinner club membership sounds like fun. I think I can handle $5 or so per year. And I'm glad to know I can fill my wine rack at home. lol. The more I'm learning about the Arkansas, the more excited I'm getting. I almost don't want to wait until next year.

Being from L.A., telling me I have to drive an hour to get something doesn't move me. Sometimes it takes me that long to get to/from work and it's only 25 miles away.
I know how you feel, the wait can seem so long. We decided last June to make our move, but not til spring. WEll, guess what? Our house goes on the market in 2 weeks. WE are just waiting for our new carpeting to come in.

Nita
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Old 02-16-2008, 09:50 AM
 
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How do all the "dry" counties in Arkansas affect the live music scene? I'm considering taking a job with a company that has plants in western Arkansas, but I'm also a part-time musician.

Would it be difficult for me to find establishments that hire live bands in Arkansas? Do many of the private clubs have live entertainment? If so, which areas would be best/worst for a working musician?

Thanx.
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