nipplehead wrote: Son of Cicero wrote: nipplehead wrote:
the1dukegirl wrote:(it's Sunday so I can't go get anything and I don't have much on hand!)
wait.........why not? uh oh, what are the VA alcohol laws?
I mentioned Sunday liquor and alcohol laws to a few bar-hopping classmates, and they were shocked that those sorts of prohibitions would be allowed to exist. Are Californians such as nip incapable of exercising restraint?
this is unacceptable! what if, in honor of the Sabbath, i want to get blistered? my god, i'm going to have to stock up to ensure that i never run out
If you want to get plastered on beer and/or wine, you are still in luck. Drive, walk, bike or crawl to the nearest 7/11 or grocery store, and buy as much beer or wine or malt liquor as you would like. (In some municipalities, there are rules limiting the sale of beer or wine on a Sunday morning, if a store is located within a certain distance of a house of worship.)
If you require vodka or tequila or something similar, then you do have to stock up on Saturday - AND you have to go to the state run ABC store. (The only exception to this is cities of more that 100,000 people where the ABC stores are open on Sundays.)
These rules are actually pretty common. Anyone who has lived in New England in the past few years (outside of NH of course) has experienced much harsher blue laws - Any Yalies want to comment about 9 pm deadlines for buying even beer anywhere Monday -Saturday? Even outside of New England, this isn't all that odd. Texas has a very similar hard liquor law - and throughout Tennessee, many counties are dry!
So, unless you really to be able to buy hard liquor on Sundays, it shouldn't be too hard living in Virginia - As an aside, I believe that Virginia still doesn't have an open container law for passengers... (Charlottesville might though, so you might want to do some research before you take advantage of that loophole!)