Depending on how you look at it, brunch is either the best thing that happened to modern dining or arguably the worst. But we can agree that, like most things in life, it’s better with something boozy, be it a bloody mary or a bellini—all the better to get you through the long waits, loud noise, and occasionally mediocre offerings that you’re paying too much for. But, because America is a vastly conflicted country with a foot squarely in the past, a breakfast cocktail with your eggs Benedict is just a dream for people in some states. Enter the brunch bill, a concept that serves to tear down the 80-year-old laws that govern alcohol sales in states across the country by letting retailers and restaurants sell alcohol on Sundays as early as 10 a.m. West Virginia is the latest state to join this century, with the passing of a bill that allows for restaurants to serve alcohol on Sundays. In September, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that allows basically the same thing. Great! Now you can post up at the bar and have Miller High Life and hot wings for breakfast, just as the good Lord intended.
That’s just about most states, so that’s good news! And now, as per outdated laws, here are the states where you still can’t get alcohol on Sundays.
Times, they are slowly a-changin’.