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Top 10 Reasons To Allow Sunday Liquor Sales in D.C.

10. Sometimes recipes require booze.

9. Sometimes you were too hung over on Saturday to remember to go buy alcohol on your only day off that coincides with when it's sold.

8. Sometimes you don't want to drive to Maryland and contribute to its tax base.

7. Sometimes you're annoyed that even puritan Virginia sells alcohol on Sundays now. (And you don't want to drive there, either.)

6. Sometimes D.C.'s Repeal Day falls on a Sunday (as it will in 2015) and how will you make D.C.'s state drink—the Rickey—then, huh?

5. Sometimes you get dumped on a Sunday and need booze immediately and don't want to go to the bar because tears in public are the worst.

4. Sometimes looking at Mondays requires a little liquid courage.

3. Sometimes you don't think liquor regulations should be governed by what's considered holy by Christians, since 2.1 percent of your fellow Washingtonians are Muslim (and maybe some are lapsed!), 4.7 percent are Jewish, and only 33 percent of the city even goes to church regularly.

2. Sometimes watching the 'Skins play requires something a little stronger than beer.

1. Sometimes, well, sometimes you just really need to get hammered on a Sunday, and that is okay.

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  • yup

    Of course there's always the reality that these stupid laws do NOTHING to curb drinking on Sunday. Everyone who wants to drink will find a way, whether stores are open or not. DC needs to join the 21st century.

  • Aaron Cunningham

    My list:
    2) It comes after Saturday.
    1) It comes before Monday.

    Should we really need more reasons than that? If a store owner is willing to be open on Sundays, why should anything else trump that. It's 2012 for crying out loud!

  • D

    This puritan law seems so unpopular across such a wide swath of the city that I wonder if a future council candidate could successfully make its repeal a key campaign promise.

  • InTheMixx

    Conn. Government moved yesterday to end their ban on Sunday liquor sales.

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  • anon

    No mention of the discriminatory nature of allowing bar/restaurant sales but not retail? I'm not much of an imbiber and pretty agnostic on this issue, but I'm pretty sure it's MUCH cheaper to consume from retail outlets than to pay the markup to drink in bars or restaurants.

  • rt

    Jim Graham continues his conniving stupidity. Wonder which church or NIMBY group is funding his continued existence?

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