Crazy Laws About Alcohol
It happened over the weekend and we almost missed it. On January 17th, 1920, the USA went dry and gave us Prohibition. The 18th Amendment banned the production and sale of alcoholic beverages and it was a dismal failure.
It only lasted 13 years and in 1933, the 21st amendment was passed which stopped prohibition nationally. States can still set their own regulations and we've seen some doozies during the coronavirus pandemic but that'll have to be a story for another day...or not.
So what about 2021? There are still some drinking laws on the books that are interesting...at least to me.
Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny can't promote alcohol in Washington D.C. With everything that is going on in the nation's capital at the moment, we should remind everyone that the jolly man knows who is being naughty or nice, so be kind.
Ladies Nights are banned in Pennsylvania. This happened after two men filed a lawsuit complaining that women getting free drinks violated the public accommodation law.
In 2021, be grateful if you can sit inside a bar and have a drink. We remember what happened on Thanksgiving eve in Pa, right? Suddenly a Ladies' night would be a welcome sight.
Go here to see other crazy alcohol laws that are still in effect. By the way, if you'd like to see some of the alcohol laws in our area, and what counties you can and can't drink in, check out the gallery below.