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Old 05-10-2016, 08:31 PM
 
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I think Utah ended the membership requirement for bars a while back, but I definitely was there when it was in place. Kind of quirky, but essentially a group cover charge.


The laws were changed for the Olympics.
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Old 05-10-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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You can buy hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores in New Jersey now.
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:42 PM
 
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The laws were changed for the Olympics.
Not permanently (I'm not positive there was a short term accommodation, but it makes sense).

I was buying memberships from 2004-2008 when I would go there with some frequency for business.

Looks like the big change happened in 2009
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Old 05-11-2016, 12:48 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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You can buy hard liquor in supermarkets and drug stores in New Jersey now.
There goes the neighborhood.
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Old 05-11-2016, 02:25 PM
 
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That's a bit of an exaggeration. You can't walk around and openly drink booze...which is why it is good to have a thermos or a cup from 7-11 or a fast food restaurant. The Speedway off of Touhy near ORD has a walk in beer cave, a few fridges of beer, and a wine display. It's pretty funny that a gas station has that much booze.
Actually it's new, but it's true. In the Target opening southwest of downtown they announced they'll be selling alcohol for consumption in the store and customers are allowed to take their drinks throughout the store with them.
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Old 05-11-2016, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Actually it's new, but it's true. In the Target opening southwest of downtown they announced they'll be selling alcohol for consumption in the store and customers are allowed to take their drinks throughout the store with them.
Yep, you can also do it in Whole Foods.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:49 PM
 
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2 things I miss about living in Chicagoland - liquor anywhere and Portillos.
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Louisiana, liquor is at grocery stores, gas stations, drive-thrus, and walk-up bars.


Car insurance is HIGH here.
I've also observed in NOLA, you can walk around the Quarter, street to street, with drink in hand. In Colorado, you cannot leave a designated area. This means you buy your drink at the bar and can only take it as far as say a patio, if there is one. Even at the airport, there are roped off areas stating "No Alcoholic Beverages Beyond This Point". Allowing liquor stores to be open on Sunday happened just a few years back. We've been fighting forever to allow grocery stores to sell more than just 3.2 beer. Even wine would be nice. I think there's now more freedom for pot smokers than for liquor consumers.
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Old 02-23-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I've never understood why some states have "Liquor Only" stores. I'm from California and it's always been sold in grocery stores. Why should we have to make multiple stops when we can get everything we need at one store?

The "No Sunday Sales" thing that some states have makes no sense either, is it a religious thing? Some of us happen to be atheists and Sunday is just another day to us.
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Old 02-23-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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I live in New York, where the alcohol laws are generally pretty lenient thankfully, but wine and liquor can only be sold in liquor stores. The only reason this hasn't been changed is probably because it would be a blow to the all the mom and pop liquor stores if supermarkets could sell liquor.

A quick summary of the alcohol laws:

Alcohol can be served on premises 8AM-4AM every day
Beer can be sold 24/7 except from 3-8 Sunday morning
Wine and liquor can only be sold in liquor stores
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