Friday, September 13, 2013

Dry Town

Our little Town is a dry town. Being "dry" means that alcoholic beverages cannot be sold within the city limits. It doesn't mean that you can't buy it elsewhere and bring it into town. If you were to drive through town, it wouldn't be obvious except by the lack of liquor stores. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting that West Virginia and Louisiana are grey. The don't want to be "named" :)