> We're heading to Park City in March...is someone familiar with the
> rules for purchasing *** out there? As I understand it, you can
I'm not sure of the specifics of Park City's variations on the Utah
liquor laws, but you'll have no problem getting a beer after skiing. In
practice the liquor laws are only a little more annoying than other
places, though they sound more strict. I think if you want to drink
harder stuff, you have to do it at a private club, which is basically a
bar where you buy a membership at the door for $5.
Many, though not all, of the bars in Park City are set up as so-called
"private clubs". It's a very funny rule. At one bar, I was charged
the membership fee, though the guy at the door seemed a little
embarassed about it. At another, "The Down Under" on lower Main St.,
when I entered the doorman called out to a rather large, rough looking
patron: "Hey Joe - will you sponsor this guy?". Joe gave me an
aggressive look and asked "Are you from California?". "No" I replied
a little nervously, "I'm from Massachusetts". "Well that's ok. I
just hate Californians."
So bottom line, some stranger can "sponsor" you and you avoid the
fee. You may want to lie about your home address, though.