This is the first time we've lived in a dry area. My mother used to talk about growing up in a dry county. This is such a different lifestyle to city living with a pub on every corner. We appreciate the dryness since we don't personally drink alcohol. I think it says more about the local community being composed of mostly religious people that don't drink. I wonder if it makes the local law enforcement's job easier.
I was curious about how common this might be, so I decided to Google it. I found a map that shows it is mostly common in the southern states. See the map here.
The local Mexican restaurant gets around the city ordinance by providing beer and margaritas for a small "donation".
If someone is really wanting to buy alcohol, then all they have to do is go just outside the city limits where they'll find a store.
|The local Mexican restaurant has a small selection of beer.|
|I'm guessing the donations are by the honor system.|
|This store is just outside the city limits.|