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Utah's "Club" Laws Go Quiet

Utah's "Club" Laws Go Quiet

[ Wed, 2009-11-11 15:48 ]
Park City Bar
Visitors no longer need to become members of clubs and bars to get a drink

Holy Schneiderweiss! We hadn't heard this until just now, but it looks like Utah is now open for boozers -- er, for discerning folks of legal age who enjoy adult beverages now and then. Utah's legislature recently killed off the state's "private club" rules, which required anyone entering a bar or club to be a member of that establishment -- usually for a small fee. There were ways around it, of course. (Our favorite: When the doorman asks if you're a member, you say, "Oh, sure." Worked every time.) But it was largely seen as a hindrance to the nightlife in Utah's ski towns. Indeed, for years we've had to explain in our Utah coverage that yes, you can get a drink in the state, you just have to know the rules. But no more of that. Since July, state law has sanctioned making bars "public". We'll drink to that.

Park City Bar