Last Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of Repeal Day, when the United States ended its prohibition of alcohol.
By Sarah Gish
To commemorate the anniversary, Time published a lighthearted list of The 3 Best and 3 Worst States in America for Drinking.
At the top of the best list: Missouri.
Theres no place better in the country to get your drink on than the Show-Me State, writes Time reporter Christopher Matthews.
Missouri has no restrictions against open containers, Matthews continues, and the only places its illegal to be drunk in public are occupied schools, churches or courthouses.
Also on Times short list of alcohol-friendly states: Nevada, home of Sin City, and Wisconsin, the land of beer and cheese.
Utah, where keg sales are prohibited, was dubbed the worst state for drinking by Time. The Beehive state was followed by Massachusetts, where happy hours are banned, and Pennsylvania, where the state-owned liquor stores dont sell beer.
Kansas didnt make the best or the worst list probably because liquor laws in the Sunflower State were loosened last year.
Enterprise reporter Sarah Gish writes dining columns for Ink and 913. Contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet @sarah_gish.