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Old 05-06-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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Wow. And people think the south is backward?

Florida is the only state down here that has liquor stores attached to grocery stores, as well as drug stores -- which I always thought REALLY strange! Buy your booze on one side, your pills on the other. It's a one-stop shop for addicts!

I've always found state-controlled (ABC) liquor stores strange. Alabama is one that seems really backward in this regard.

ANOTHER STRANGE THING: States where all bars and clubs are PRIVATE members-only establishments and require you to buy a membership or pay a cover charge just to go in a drink. Mississippi, Utah and a few others are this way I think. South Carolina used to be. Not sure now. South Carolina also used to be the only state in the country where bars and restaurants only served mini bottles (like on airplanes). They've done away with that.

Alchohol laws in Georgia are surprisingly liberal and are administered by local, not statewide, ordinance. That means there are some "dry" counties, but others like here in Savannah are VERY "wet." We can even carry drinks to-go on public sidewalks! All grocery stores sell beer and wine, and liquor stores are everywhere. The only "blue law" remaining is one prohibiting Sunday sales until noon ... after church.
Well hooray for Georgia. Most of the south still has state control liquor, no sale on Sundays, and states still have dry counties. I do find it surprising, however, that the Midwest, on the whole, tends to have more progressive liquor laws than the Northeast.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Well hooray for Georgia. Most of the south still has state control liquor, no sale on Sundays, and states still have dry counties. I do find it surprising, however, that the Midwest, on the whole, tends to have more progressive liquor laws than the Northeast.
That shouldn't surprise you, what do you think we do all winter
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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New Mexico. The high proof vodka is one aisle over from the Cheerios.

Some stores keep the hard stuff locked up to prevent shoplifting, though.
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Old 05-06-2016, 11:57 AM
 
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New Mexico. The high proof vodka is one aisle over from the Cheerios.
Perfect combo. Lol.
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Old 05-06-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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In Missouri they sell hard liquor in the grocery stores. Gas stations it's mainly beer.
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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I know for sure in Missouri and Illinois you can; I'm shocked by this question....I had no idea you couldn't buy liquor at a supermarket
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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In Missouri they sell hard liquor in the grocery stores. Gas stations it's mainly beer.
You can buy liquor at gas stations in Missouri, though not in Illinois
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:59 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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In Cali not only can you get the hard stuff in supermarkets, but also in drug stores. Weird to me that you can do this in San Fran, but that at the same time they also ban the sale of cigarettes anywhere there is a pharmacy. Don't know if that is statewide law or local to SF
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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You can buy liquor at gas stations in Missouri, though not in Illinois
But your neighbors to the west are night and day from your State. When I last visited parts of eastern Kansas about 5 years ago you couldn't even buy wine and beer on Sunday mornings. I remember it being after noon before you could purchase low alcohol beer. Oklahoma, too.

Here is the Wiki article on Kansas:

"Kansas's alcohol laws are among the strictest in the United States. Kansas prohibited all alcohol from 1881 to 1948, and continued to prohibit on-premises sales of alcohol from 1949 to 1987. Sunday sales only have been allowed since 2005. Today, 29 counties still do not permit the on-premises sale of alcohol. 59 counties require a business to receive at least 30% of revenue from food sales to allow on-premises sale of alcohol. Only 17 counties allow general on-premises sales. Not all communities which allow off-premises sales allow sales on Sunday. Sales are prohibited on Christmas and Easter. The only alcoholic beverage which grocery stores and gas stations may sell is beer with no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight. Other liquor sales only are allowed at state-licensed retail liquor stores. Kansas has comprehensive open container laws for public places and vehicles, public intoxication laws, and requirements for prospective on-premises or off-premises licensees."
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Old 05-06-2016, 07:47 PM
 
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The only alcoholic beverage which grocery stores and gas stations may sell is beer with no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight.
That's even more restrictive than New York. Kansas is no joke.
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