Utah is known to run aggressive sting operations, sending minors who are employed by the state into bars where they are far more persistent than a kid with a fake ID who is scared of getting busted. Bars have been forced out of business over these fines without serving alcohol to a minor, just by being tricked by a state employee.Originally Posted by ksl.com
This "offset" idea is a constant in Utah liquor politics. Up until 2009, any bar that sold liquor (we also have "taverns" which sell only 4% ABV beer) was required to be a private club - anyone could join, but they had to charge for memberships. So you had to pay for the privilege of drinking liquor (at each bar you went to) before even buying a drink. When they finally did away with that weird alcohol law, the offset was the Zion Curtain. No matter what good change is made, a bad change accompanies it. Every time. And THAT is really the weirdest thing about alcohol laws in Utah.