The bad old booze laws are changing: Best of KC 2019
Our annual Best of Kansas City 2019 issue is out now. Go grab a copy. Alternatively, you can browse the results of the readers’ poll here. The issue also includes a list, compiled and written by The Pitch’s editorial staff, shouting out some of our current favorite things about KC. We’ll be publishing these items online throughout the month of October.
Last fall, KCMO passed an ordinance making it legal for adults over the age of 21 to order alcohol online (or over the phone) and have it delivered to their home—a game-changing moment for the lazy hedonists of this fine metropolis. It is now possible to add a six-pack to your Minsky’s Pizza delivery, or to open the Drizly app and order another couple bottles of vodka rather than leave the party you’re hosting. Meanwhile, in Kansas, legislators this year finally got rid of the puritanical, post-Prohibition-era law that limited beers sold at grocery and convenience stores to a maximum of 3.2 percent alcohol by volume. At last, QuikTrips and Hy-Vees in Kansas can sell non-watered-down beer. One catch: there’s still a cap of 6 percent, meaning Kansans seeking higher-ABV beers still have to make the trek to the liquor store—or cross State Line. Still, we consider this major progress. Cheers.