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Old 08-15-2008, 10:48 PM
 
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Cool Alcohol Laws in Houston Area

I was just wondering about the alcohol laws around Houston. What are the selling hours? Are there any "dry" counties close by? Do they sell beer & hard liquor on Sundays? We're thinking of relocating to the area, and we have our priorities!! haha
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Old 08-15-2008, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
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We have no "dry" counties, though there are a few towns that don't allow the sale of liquor (not Houston itself). As best as I can remember, hard liquor can be sold til 9:00pm and beer until 12:00 midnight. I don't know the hours for Sundays... never tried to buy on Sundays.

There are liquor stores EVERYWHERE. I mean, just as common as a convenience store, sometimes more common. heh.

Check out Spec's Liquor Warehouse downtown. AMAZING.
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Old 08-15-2008, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Hard liquor cannot be sold on Sundays. Except in restaurants after noon.

Hard liquor can be sold til 9 p.m. weekdays and beer and wine til midnight.

Beer and wine can be sold after noon on Sundays.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:33 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Deer Park is Dry (no hard liquor sold) except at restaraunts. The north part of Pasadena was dry but I think that changed recently.
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Houston
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You can buy beer and wine in the grocery stores. You can not buy hard liquor there however liquor stores are everywhere and usually located very close. In California you can buy liquor at the grocery (loved that!).
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Old 08-16-2008, 09:21 AM
 
Location: 77059
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Chicago was like that too... liquor store upstairs in the grocery store. I didn't see that in CA though. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.

Actually out here I believe on Fri/Sat they sell beer & wine til 1AM at the Kroger.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Deer Park is Dry (no hard liquor sold) except at restaraunts. The north part of Pasadena was dry but I think that changed recently.
Most of Brazoria County was like that (I think Angleton was the exception) but I think they recently voted that down. I lived in Alvin and had to cross over into Galveston County for a bottle of JD's. Of course, there were two liquor stores right on the county line for people like me.

There is some small town off 146 (Shoreacres?) that is still completely dry, or so I've heard.
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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Chicago was like that too... liquor store upstairs in the grocery store. I didn't see that in CA though. Maybe I wasn't looking hard enough.

Actually out here I believe on Fri/Sat they sell beer & wine til 1AM at the Kroger.
in California, the license to sell beer and wine is easy to get, any business can do it. Liquor however, they are more restricted. So, not all markets sell liquor due to the cost of the license, or maybe one isn't available for their area.

all these restrictions do is teach us to think ahead and stock more booze!
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: 77059
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I'm surprised there are any dry laws around here at all. Houston never had them as long as I've been aware and the SW side burbs didn't have them either. I guess there's still a trace of that Baptist legislation here. (No shock it's on the east side either.)

Fort Worth area on the other hand, different story.
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Parts of the Heights are still dry, stemming from its days as a separate city from Houston (called Houston Heights).

The “Dry” Heights Houstorian
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