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Old 11-11-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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I was reviewing a menu from a new restaurant in the local area today and was shocked to see some dinner entrees were served with a "set-up". My first and only experience with set-ups was in Oklahoma City back in 1977!

A set-up means the restaurant sells the diner a glass with ice and mixer. The diner carries in their own liquor. I thought this was unique to the Bible Belt decades ago. Has anyone else seen this recently?
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Old 11-11-2018, 04:14 PM
 
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They may not have a liquor license yet.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:35 PM
 
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They may not have a liquor license yet.

Yes, I think the practice would never be allowed at a restaurant with a Liquor License. I haven't heard of this practice any where else in the past 40 years, and everyone to whom I have told the OKC story had never head of the term previously.
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:00 PM
 
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Yes, I think the practice would never be allowed at a restaurant with a Liquor License. I haven't heard of this practice any where else in the past 40 years, and everyone to whom I have told the OKC story had never head of the term previously.

Many restaurants in Chicago that do not have a liquor License are BYOs and offer the same thing, usually with a small corkage fee.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:09 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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I've been to several restaurants that have liquor, beer and wine, but still allow customers to bring their own bottle of wine and charge a corking fee. When I was in New Zealand (small town outside of Auckland) most places encouraged bringing your own wine.
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Old 11-12-2018, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I was reviewing a menu from a new restaurant in the local area today and was shocked to see some dinner entrees were served with a "set-up". My first and only experience with set-ups was in Oklahoma City back in 1977!

A set-up means the restaurant sells the diner a glass with ice and mixer. The diner carries in their own liquor. I thought this was unique to the Bible Belt decades ago. Has anyone else seen this recently?
Haven't heard of it referred to this way, but there still are restaurants, yes, mainly in the Bible Belt that do require you to bring your own booze or wine and they will furnish the rest. In some cases it has to do with local laws and in others just the lack of having a license.
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Old 11-12-2018, 12:13 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I remember set ups like that from banquet and catering halls in the 60s. They were on every table when you entered. There was also a bar. Usually an open bar. Rarely a cash bar. I haven't seen them in many years.
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Old 11-12-2018, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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It still occurs here in the NE too. There are places that don't have a liquor license, and even some 'dry' towns. A lot of people don't think about it, or think to ask, but there is no law against BYOB and many places are more than happy if you do (if they don't sell booze) if it means that you'll spend the money to have dinner there.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:09 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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Many restaurants in Chicago that do not have a liquor License are BYOs and offer the same thing, usually with a small corkage fee.

I don't understand.


I thought that corkage fee pertains to those establishments that do serve alcohol but the customers bring their own. Sorta like a penalty for not buying the establishment's sauce.
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Old Yesterday, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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I've never heard of a restaurant that didn't allow you to bring your own wine. We charge $25 per bottle for insurance reasons.
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