It’s no secret that there are a variety of laws surrounding liquor and the ability to consume and sell it in each state. What you may not know is that some states vary wildly in their implementation of these liquor laws. Up until 1984, each state could even set the minimum drinking age in each state before the National Minimum Drinking Act standardized a drinking age of 21. If you’re looking to do business in each state, then you’d be wise to consider a liquor law consultant Texas (or whichever state you live in), but, until then, here are some of the strictest liquor laws that exist out there.
Illegal Drink Specials
Did you know it’s illegal to offer promotions for alcohol in some states? In North Carolina, special promotions for discounts on alcohol are banned throughout the entire state. If you were hoping to get some black Friday deals on alcohol, or the occasional complimentary drink at dinner in North Carolina, you can forget about it.
No Drinking Without Food
Another state with a strict view on liquor laws is that of Utah. One alcohol-related law in Utah requires that anyone ordering alcohol while at a restaurant needs to order food to go along with it. This seemingly only applies to restaurants, though, since “taverns” are considered ok to order only alcohol at.
No Buying a Drink on a Sunday
Most states treat Sunday a little differently than the rest of the days of the week when it comes to purchasing alcohol. That being said, some states take it a step further and don’t allow the sale of alcohol at all on Sundays (except in some circumstances with a special permit). Utah and South Caroline are just two of the states that abide by this. There are also some states that don’t allow the purchase of alcohol on major holidays like Thanksgiving.