Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: /Surprised that we were beaten out by MA.
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: In fairness, PA is good for *drinking*, just not *purchasing*.
bigpeeler: You can't swing a dead cat in Missouri without hitting a drunk. It's great here.
BKITU: California is pretty lax with its laws. Alcohol sales are only prohibited between 2am and 6am... and that's about it. Grocery stores, convenience stores, gas stations, and drug stores can sell anything at any (non-prohibited) time, given the appropriate license. No ABV limits to beer, and liquor up to 151 proof is permitted.
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: In fairness, PA is good for *drinking*, just not *purchasing*./Surprised that we were beaten out by MA.
August11: Connecticut is coming 'round, though. We can now buy booze on Sundays.Was anyone else disturbed by the article's poor title, its vague quality? A better title might have been "The top three states with the most liberal alcohol consumption laws and their three opposites" or something like that. "Best" and "worst" Time magazine? Really?
SquiggsIN: I get sick of the mantra of preaching for governmental non-interference in commerce from the same people who support clear government interference in commerce like this.In Indiana, only 6 out of 7 days of the week are acceptable to buy a car or alcohol.http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/07/03/193865442/Indiana-Conven ie nce-Stores-Sue-To-Sell-Cold-BeerFrom the Article linked :While many states have laws restricting liquor sales, Indiana is the only one where you can't buy packaged beer, wine and liquor on Sundays, and it's the only state that regulates alcohol sales based on temperature. Only liquor stores can sell cold beer.Most lobbyists need punched in the face. Especially the ones in my state.
sammyk: How did LA not make the best list? Bourbon Street anyone?How do you not include a southern state on the worst list? SC is scattered with dry counties, only private clubs can serve liquor, no sales on Sunday......
Cajnik: Best States1. Czech Rep2. Russia3. Ireland/GermanyWorst States1. Saudi Arabia2. Afghanistan3. UAEDrinking in Czech is great. No last call, if you can find a shop open they can sell it 7 days a week, plus the majority are atheist, so you don't get the 'closed on Sundays' BS.
phrawgh: About the same as most of Asia, ;)
doczoidberg: What I'm seeing here is that the worst places are ones that are overly liberal, or overly conservative.Huh. Funny. It seems to work that way with just about everything. It seems that BOTH sides of the political spectrum are primarily interested in controlling the actions of others, just in different ways, and the more extreme you get, the shiattier the results.I'll stay in middle of the road Michigan for the time being.
SquiggsIN: Cajnik: phrawgh: About the same as most of Asia, ;)Why does America hate free enterprise?free enterprise for Wall St to run unchecked = Goodfree enterprise to let retailers and demand determine what they sell = Goodfree enterprise for the same retailers and people to buy alcohol, tobacco, firearms = BAD
Witness99: bigpeeler: You can't swing a dead cat in Missouri without hitting a drunk. It's great here.I live in Missouri but work in Kansas...it's like crossing into another country. Not only do you have to buy liquor at an actual liquor store, but they can't even sell sodas or mixers in the same store. Gas stations, convenience marts, supermarkets and Walmart don't sell it - it's the freakin most inconvenient thing ever. I have to use my phone and GPS to find a liquor store on that side and they're always hidden away in a strange place.
Jamieboy: I know that Pennsylvania has farked up liquor laws, but I didn't expect my state to be in the top 3 worst.Going out later to do my holiday booze shopping - in Delaware. It's sooo much easier and much cheaper.
bedonkadonk: Jamieboy: I know that Pennsylvania has farked up liquor laws, but I didn't expect my state to be in the top 3 worst.Going out later to do my holiday booze shopping - in Delaware. It's sooo much easier and much cheaper.The State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement conducted a Border Patrol detail at two Delaware malls looking for out-of-state residents purchasing alcohol and bringing it back into Pennsylvania.According to police, the detail ran from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Tri-State Liquors in the Tri-State Mall and at Total Wine and More in the Northtowne Plaza, both in Claymont.Three summary citations were issued for illegal transportation of liquor into Pennsylvania.Confiscated were 390 bottles of beer from the Tri-State Liquors location; and 123 bottles of wine, 15 bottles of liquor and 24 bottles of beer from the Total Wine and More location.http://www.mainlinemedianews.com/articles/2013/05/27/region/doc51a406 c 714bfd607794266.txt?mobredir=false
Cajnik: phrawgh: About the same as most of Asia, ;)Why does America hate free enterprise?
Triumph: If you truly like to drink, a case of beer purchase minimum sounds perfectly reasonable.
Dwindle: Regarding Pennsylvania:All state owned liquor stores are identical. If you can't find it in one, you just can't buy it in that state. They aren't allowed to sell fruit - go elsewhere for your lemon. They also don't sell cold mixers.Bars, Pizzerias, and some supermarkets can sell six packs, but a maximum of 72 ounces per transaction. However, you can go back and get two more six packs ten times over. I have seen people buy two cases, 12 beer at a time.
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