Weird laws about drinking are a worldwide phenomenon: international alcohol laws are sometimes pretty out there and America has some truly strange regulations on the books as well. Alcohol laws from around the world can govern anything from how much wine a married woman can drink to penalties for DUI, and importing wine from province to province. Many are arcane, and others barely enforced, but if you're going out of the country, you'll want to do a quick check for their drinking laws.
In the US, you might want to do the same thing. Planning on a happy hour out of state? Better check if it's legal. Smitten with your bartender in Nebraska? Hanky panky with them is out of the question. Want to buy pretty much any alcohol in Pennsylvania? You'd better have a copy of the civil code with you, because it's insanely complex.
Some of these weird drinking laws and funny laws about alcohol are just plain silly, others are well-intentioned, and some are just relics of a bygone era.
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Texas: You Can't Chug A Beer While Standing
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Utah: Some Restaurants Must Pour Drinks Behind A Screen
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Bolivia: Married Women Are Allowed Just One Drink
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Pennsylvania: The Laws Are Complicated
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Idaho: Drinking And Racy Movies Don't Mix
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Scotland: Wearing Underwear Under A Kilt Will Cost You Two Beers