June 5, 2012 at 8:16 pm #29015
Had to fly to Kentucky for work and am staying in this really old hotel with the creepy 1800 portraits with eyes that follow you and it is a dry county….what is one supposed to do while away on business when they can’t drink??!June 5, 2012 at 8:26 pm #29017
lol i have no idea. maybe go a county over to find a drink? or find some good bbq!June 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm #29019
Smoke a bowl and watch Netflix! Or… just because you can’t buy or sell alcohol doesn’t mean it’s not available. Talk to the concierge? Maybe there are options available? Or you can do what I do when given hours and hours of free time, which is play tab explosion on wikipedia/tvtropes/cracked and other such things.June 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm #29020
That sounds like an awful place where I never ever want to go. Did you know this ahead of time? I would have brought a few bottles of wine in my suitcase.June 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm #29021
Fun Fact, the city they make Jack Daniels in is a dry town. When you buy from the distillery you have to promise not to open it til you leave the county limits. That’s what I learned when I went away TDY for training in Feb. Couldn’t tell you off hand want I actually learned in class, though I’m sure I learned something … maybe…June 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm #29026
I did not know…had no choice. They sent me here and made my accommodations. There is no concierge (can’t help but think of the office when I read that word) and I do not have a rental car atm. haha. Reading online forums? Best I can do I guess.June 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm #29028
theattackParticipantJune 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm #29029
@Brad, but actually they don’t sell any alcohol at the distillery at all. There’s not a promise. They just don’t sell any there.June 5, 2012 at 10:16 pm #29035
@theattack, when I was there in February they were selling you a bottle with your name on the label or something like that. Someone in my group got one. Now I’ll admit that I can’t remember if it was in the distillery itself or in a shop outside, but I want to say it was in JD’s gift shop.June 5, 2012 at 10:41 pm #29037
Sorry about your luck, Budj. Take it from a KY native who spent 4 years of college in a dry county, about all you can do is find away across the county line. Or if you’re far enough out in the sticks, chat up some local good ol’ boys at a gas station or waffle house and ask if they know where you can find something home brewed.June 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm #29044
I feel naive, I had no idea some counties in the US were dry! I feel for you.June 6, 2012 at 9:33 am #29098
Wow, that is definitely an unfortunate situation. Hope you found some way to get through the night. There’s a tiny, tiny shore town in Jersey that I know is dry, but you could literally walk over to the next town & buy liquor so it’s not too bad. I do remember being really surprised the first time I found out, though!June 6, 2012 at 10:04 am #29100
Seeing this title on the side bar made that Bon Jovi song get stuck on my mind. And it must be my least favourite Bon Jovi song ever.June 6, 2012 at 10:45 am #29114
How long are you stuck there, Budj?
Personally, I think that a creepy hotel with creepy portraits in the sticks sounds entertaining on its own. I’m weird like that, though. You should go mingle with the locals! Or make your own moonshine…June 6, 2012 at 10:52 am #29116
Budj, try sniffing playdough or elmer’s glue! That’s always a good time.
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