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Liquor Officials: No Beer At Karaoke Or Ax-throwing Venues

May 1, 2019, 12:13 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:10 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state liquor commission says beer will not be allowed at a Salt Lake City karaoke business or an Ogden ax-throwing venue because neither fits the definition of a “recreational amenity,” under a law that takes effect in mid-May.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Tuesday denied the beer license requests from Salt Lake City’s Heart & Seoul Karaoke and Ogden’s Social Axe Throwing, saying that while both businesses might qualify as recreational amenities under the current state statute, they won’t on May 14.

That’s when House Bill 453 takes effect. It lists 14 specific recreational amenities in which beer can be served.

Karaoke and ax throwing did not make the list.

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Liquor Officials: No Beer At Karaoke Or Ax-throwing Venues