Most BYOB Restaurants Are Breaking the Law

Stupid rule.

There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to bring a bottle of wine to a restaurant. (I can understand not allowing a bottle of Cuervo, or a keg to be wheeled in.) SLA exists mainly to ensure that excise taxes are collected, which a) fills the State’s coffers, and b) fills the coffers of the liquor lobby, distributors and distillers, et al. Maybe if SLA gave a shit about actual quality and safety of life issues when issuing licenses their position on BYOB would come across as a bit less hypocritical.

[via Brownstoner]