Welcome to the Northern Plains!

What are you drinking?

Bars vs Grocery Stores
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13 Responses to Welcome to the Northern Plains!

  1. James says:

    “What are you drinking?”

    Since I’m in Texas, I guess milk.

  2. reboot says:

    Yeah, when you have to drive over 30 miles to get away from over priced ma and pa stores that the mayor is related to and won’t allow any other type of business a business license in the immediate area to compet, you get that shyt. They small towns are killing themselves with that thought process.
    I don’t miss that crap at all.

    • R.D. Walker says:

      I don’t miss that crap at all.

      Yeah, because, golly, the five principal Chamorro clans of Guam don’t do that sort of thing ever, do they?

      Please, reboot. The political patronage practices of Guam are distinguishable from those of Chicago only by the blatant ham-handedness of their participants.

      That and you can’t drive 30 miles to get away from it.

      • reboot says:

        You won’t get a single argument out of me on that! But, I don’t have to drive 30 miles to get away from it, it’s 14 north or 12 to the south to get a price break from the corrupt bastages.
        There are stories, volumes, that I could tell of the depth of that ineptitude and corruption.
        I just expect it now and plan for it. Then I’m not surprised. ;) I could not imagine the level of what you saw beins what you do. That was prollie like a cold water splash in the Iowa winter. They waste no time here.

  3. BrunDawg says:

    I live in a bar desert. No, not a dessert bar. The only solution to providing the same lifestyle as WI is to build more bars across the country. Orrrr, allow people to drink in grocery stores.

  4. Bman says:

    Here in NoDak, grocery store do not sell beer and wine. You have to go to a liquor store or get off sale at a bar. I know that states such as Wa, Or, and Ca, sell beer, wine, booze, etc in grocery stores. I wonder what constitutes a grocery store according to this map. I have a hard time believing, that Grant County, Wa, for an example, has more grocery stores than bars.

  5. R.D. Walker says:

    In Iowa, which seems to be heavy on the bars, you can buy liquor of all kinds at the grocery store, Walmart, corner convenience store… 24/7.

    Still, lots of bars.

    • Bman says:

      State law in NoDak prohibits the sale of alcohol after 6pm Christmas Eve thru Christmas Day. Bars can be open on Thanksgiving, but no off sale is to be sold.

    • reboot says:

      When I last visited Humboldt, 2 bars and a Legion for 1200 people and 1 small grocery. Pawnee was 2 bars and a VFW for about the same number, and 1 grocery.

  6. sortahwitte says:

    When I lived in Texas, they had beer depots. I hope they still do. It was a long building with an overhead door at each end. Lots of different beers, ice chests, ice, fishing bait, etc. They used to sell ammo, but I think that doesn’t happen anymore. Remember a C&W song titled “Beer, Bait, and Ammo, Yeah!” No distilled spirits, but there was usually a frozen drink stand in the parking lot. That’s where you got the slush made with black and jack and other concoctions.

    • BrunDawg says:

      Beverage Barn Drive Thru. Roll your window down and shop. I don’t know if they still have ‘em.

      • BigJimTX says:

        Still here. Some sell margaritas in a plastic bag so it can be labeled as a “sealed container”. I do miss the days when an “open container” violation was only an additional charge and not a standalone ticket. Of course the 3000 people a year killed by DWI drivers don’t miss it.

  7. Dan says:

    Wisconsin wins!!!!…

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