Utah Restaurateurs Urge State to Nix Burdensome Liquor Law

December 5, 2016

‘Zion Curtains’ are mandatory walls that drinks are mixed and poured behind

Utah isn’t the easiest place to get your hands on liquor. More than half of the state’s population identify as Mormon, a religion that condemns the consumption of alcohol. Those views have filtered through the state government, and the end result has been a whole range of restrictions around alcohol sales and consumption.

Some of the rules are straightforward — for example, if you’re buying alcohol to consume at home, wine, hard liquor, and stronger beers can only be purchased at state-run stores. Others are a little more