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Old 03-22-2018, 05:56 PM
 
Location: the future
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Aye on the contrary who else has drive through liquor stores
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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In Maryland you can't buy beer at gas stations or grocery stores. Also, most counties don't sell or allow liqour stores to open on Sunday. The only way to by liquor on Sundays is if it is attached to a bar.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Downtown & Brooklyn!
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PA has got some wacky liquor laws. It seems they’ve been easing up on them lately in the last couple years, but they’re still pretty strict and weird.

I’ve heard MA and UT are even worse than PA. Also never realized MD was so strict too.
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Well it's not here in WI .

We have beer gardens in our parks, bars in our grocery stores and movie theaters, and a brewery on every corner (almost).
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Old 03-23-2018, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Except for one or two brief mentions, Utah has not been called out here. They continue to be the most restrictive with alcohol laws, but has eased some regulations in the past decade.

You can buy beer at grocery stores, but only at lower alcohol levels. "Heavy" beer, as the State calls it, is only available at State liquor stores. Same with wine and obviously, spirits. No Sunday sales.

Utah still has a maximum amount of liquor a bar can serve at once. I believe it is 2.5 ounces at present, and mixing different liquors is still mostly prohibited. (In the 90's, you could not order another drink until you completely finish your current one, though I am not sure if this is still the case).

A couple of odd laws that I believe are still in effect. The "curtain" requires all alcoholic beverages to be prepared out of sight from consumers. Even stranger, you are not allowed to drive into Utah transporting alcohol. I would guess this is very difficult to enforce, but if your car is searched for any reason, and they find imported alcohol, you will be fined.

I don't have a recent date for this link, but I believe it is up to date:

https://abc.utah.gov/laws/law_faqs.html

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Old 03-24-2018, 02:54 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Utah has extremely strict statewide laws because of the Mormon influence. Kentucky has a very large number of dry counties.
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Utah has extremely strict statewide laws because of the Mormon influence. Kentucky has a very large number of dry counties.
Indeed, though I think that was implied in my post about Utah. I try not to bring religion into State laws, but in this case, perhaps I should have.

Kansas also is another state that has some strict liquor laws, but have no explicit religious reasons as far as I can tell.

From wikipedia:

"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 03-25-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: DFW
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When I came to Texas from California -

Me: WTF, you can't buy alcohol on Sunday mornings?

Another person: Thank god in Texas you can still buy alcohol on Sunday afternoons. Where I'm from, no alcohol at all on Sundays.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: The City
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When I came to Texas from California -

Me: WTF, you can't buy alcohol on Sunday mornings?

Another person: Thank god in Texas you can still buy alcohol on Sunday afternoons. Where I'm from, no alcohol at all on Sundays.


I also ran into not being able to get a bloody mary early on Sundays I think was Chicago and maybe Cali too, also isn't NYC even till 11 or something on Sundays


even in PA you can do that at brunch, even if early
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:51 AM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I'm not sure Oregon's liquor laws qualify as "tough" - but you can only buy hard alcohol in state-franchised liquor stores. On the other hand, you can buy beer, wine, hard cider and related lower-alcohol beverages from 7am-2:30am in grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, etc. The same hours apply to bars and restaurants.

A lot of the state-franchised stores have limited hours and locations - there are 3 stores in my town of 85,000 and the closest one is open 10-7, 7 days a week.

Oregon has a strange liquor distribution model, where stores are only allowed to buy through a distributor, not the producer directly, which adds significant cost. As you might expect, the distributors aren't in favor of changing the laws to lift the restriction on hard alcohol sales.

There is an entire Wiki devoted to this if you want to peruse the various state laws in one place:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States
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