NEVADA (KTNV) — One hundred years ago, Congress passed the 18th amendment that banned all production, importation, transportation, and the sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
To mark the anniversary of such a day as Oct. 28, 1919, Drizly, an alcohol e-commerce platform, compiled a Top Ten list of the most bizarre state and city alcohol regulations.
Their findings are listed below:
- Washington, DC – Santa Claus may not be used to sell alcohol.
- Nebraska – Bar owners must simultaneously brew soup if they are selling beer. (repealed)
- Kansas – It is illegal to serve wine in a teacup. (repealed)
- North Carolina – Service alcohol at a Bingo game is not allowed.
- Tennessee – Bar owners are not allowed to let patrons make loud or unusual noises.
- Connecticut – Town records cannot be kept where liquor is sold.
- Oklahoma – If beer is more than 4% alcohol, it must be sold at room temperature.
- Washington – It is against the law to destroy a beer bottle or cask.
- Idaho – Only one in every 1,500 people are allowed a liquor license.
- New York City – Law enforcement employees are prohibited from holding liquor licenses.
As stated, all but two are still in effect today, according to the company.