If you're coming from a foreign country and clear customs, you can keep up to two liters for personal use.
Or if you have a second residence outside Utah, you're permitted some booze...
with DABC approval, after you pay a fee, and only one time.
We decided to dig into all of Utah's weird liquor legal-speak and break down what it all actually means. But anything with a slightly more potent ABV is going to be subject to an onslaught of restrictions more nonsensical than "The Nightman Cometh" (which might also be banned in Utah).
Under state law, any beer that exceeds 3.2% by weight, or 4% by volume, is considered "liquor".
You can still order higher ABV beers at restaurants with full-service liquor licenses, but, just like your friends sipping curtain, it's not nearly that exciting.
It's actually a partition restaurants are required to put up so impressionable youths can't see the bartenders mixing or pouring drinks.
A lot of them are made of frosted glass like the one above (which kind of looks like a murder scene), but at least one SLC barman works behind a two-way mirror, which he chronicles to hilarious effect on Instagram.They also break out the measuring spoon for your cocktails As the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control put it so eloquently in a newsletter, "dispensing systems must be calibrated to pour a quantity of spirituous liquor not to exceed one and a half ounces." Or, in normal people speak, no more than 1.5oz of alcohol in your drank, no exceptions. Bringing booze into Utah is like smuggling cocaine in from Mexico All alcoholic beverages (which at this point might as well include Yoo-hoo) must be imported or shipped by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.Though Ohio still bears the unique distinction of banning boozing with fish, no state claims more baffling liquor laws than Utah.Over in the Beehive State (actual nickname), even the most casual imbibing is regulated by a series of guidelines that have made grown men regret ordering a single brew. Any beer over 4% ABV is considered liquor In Salt Lake City, nobody can stop you from drinking your fill of Miller 64s.
Possession of any booze that you didn't buy through them is illegal.Of course, there are loopholes, but they're more hairline cracks than holes.