Thursday, August 24, 2006

We've got work to do

Forbes just did a rundown of the U.S.'s drunkest city. Sadly, Philly ranked 9th. Looks like we got some work to do. Interestingly, Boston was 4th and I think I know why it did so well.

What is intesting about Philly are the laws regarding alchohol and I am still trying to understand them. But here is what I've got so far:
  • You can only get six-packs of beer from restaurants or bars, you cannot by it at a store and it is extremely expensive ($9 for mediocre beer).
  • If you want more than a six-pack you can only get a case of beer and you can only get that at a beer distributor. These distributors function on normal business hours (open until 6 to 7). However, beer is a steal here; you can get a case of Sierra Nevada for $20, which is not a bad price.
  • Hard alcohol and wine can only be bought at Spirit and Wine shops (where beers is strictly verbotten).

2 comments:

El Dirty Uno said...

So they don't have plain ol' packies in Filthadelphia?

BTW, I do not have a drinking problem. It's sobriety that I have a problem with.

Broca said...

No, there are no packies, it is strange. Not as strange as Connecticut, but strange.