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Utah is about 50% Latter Day Saints, who are not “suppose“ to consume alcohol, while the state legislature is probably 90% LDS. There are lots of just over the border towns that cater to Utahns looking for something else.

When I was in college I was in a town of 15,000 that had over 30 bars and the drinking age was 19. Eight miles to the west was a University with a student population of 15,000 and a drinking age of 21. The road between the towns was very busy in the evenings. Everything is 21 now, so I’m sure a lot of bars dried up.
Ah, thank you, that does make more sense now! The legal drinking age in Oz is 18, but we have far fewer pubs than we did in the early settlement era - our village, population 100, once had 3 pubs, and the population wouldn't have been hugely greater.
 

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Utah is about 50% Latter Day Saints, who are not “suppose“ to consume alcohol, while the state legislature is probably 90% LDS. There are lots of just over the border towns that cater to Utahns looking for something else.

When I was in college I was in a town of 15,000 that had over 30 bars and the drinking age was 19. Eight miles to the west was a University with a student population of 15,000 and a drinking age of 21. The road between the towns was very busy in the evenings. Everything is 21 now, so I’m sure a lot of bars dried up.
I now never deal with Utah.
Stopped there once, during Oct playoffs on way to Southern CA. Small town...went to place had a bar, which had closed the bar but restaurant was open with TV. So, sat for a bit and waited for service...after 10 min maid came, ordered a Bud and asked for a menu. Ten minutes later was told, no Bud. And one needed to have food with bars service. Ordered crackers and came with the Bud. Felt the "prejudice." But was not indignant but remained polite and accommodating.
Easy to drive from SLC to bypass Utah. Will never return to this state...
My lowly country town in MN is 26K+ pop with 60 taverns...no one frowns...(before C-19 altered life). Some selfish locals are maskless...like the dingers in Utah...

And I know what "outsider" means....never again. Dingers.
 
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Federal Hotel {001} - Australian Heritage Sites
by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

A large three-storey hotel building, constructed in 1887 of stuccoed brickwork. Designed by architect G I Inskip. The original verandahs over the pavement did not survive.

The chaste Victorian Classical revival architectural character is important. Notwithstanding the loss of the original verandahs over the pavement, of greater significance is the contribution the building makes to the Victorian streetscape of the west end of the city and, in particular, in relation to the Town Hall opposite and to the commercial premises which extend around the corner and into High Street. A building whose presence reinforces the surviving Victorian character of the very centre of the city where Town Hall, Church and commercial premises combine to produce a significant and cohesive townscape.

The Federal Hotel traded for approximately 20 years as Rosie O'Grady's but returned to its original name, The Federal Hotel in January 2016.
 

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Federal Hotel {001} - Australian Heritage Sites by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

A large three-storey hotel building, constructed in 1887 of stuccoed brickwork. Designed by architect G I Inskip. The original verandahs over the pavement did not survive.

The chaste Victorian Classical revival architectural character is important. Notwithstanding the loss of the original verandahs over the pavement, of greater significance is the contribution the building makes to the Victorian streetscape of the west end of the city and, in particular, in relation to the Town Hall opposite and to the commercial premises which extend around the corner and into High Street. A building whose presence reinforces the surviving Victorian character of the very centre of the city where Town Hall, Church and commercial premises combine to produce a significant and cohesive townscape.

The Federal Hotel traded for approximately 20 years as Rosie O'Grady's but returned to its original name, The Federal Hotel in January 2016.
Interesting! Although Cal's was built in the '30s during the booze hayday,

Cal's had a slightly more fitting (to the bar) motto...
"Eat, Drink, Get the Fuck Out!"
All Cal's!
Was also on tee shirts...will post pic of one I acquired one summer day, before the C-19 culling began.
 
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The T shirts, wore a few times.
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Ah, thank you, that does make more sense now! The legal drinking age in Oz is 18, but we have far fewer pubs than we did in the early settlement era - our village, population 100, once had 3 pubs, and the population wouldn't have been hugely greater.
Age/sex discrimination illegal in "Amerika," slainte!
 

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100 dodgers to 3 pubs...sounds good to me and must be better now. I should live there.
 

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This is the Dial Inn, in the village of Lamphey, near Pembroke.
The building itself is Georgian, but only became a pub in the 1960's.
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I don't know if it still is, but it used to be the unofficial headquarters of the Pembroke Company of Archers. 🏹
 

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This is the Ship Inn located in Lower Town, Fishguard.
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Although it's just had a new paint job to the exterior, it's full of olde-world charm with many old maritime charts and photographs.
The following photos show part of the interior, taken a few years ago as part of a "Pirate Walk" during the annual Fishguard Folk Festival.
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Annual Liberation Day ....
The seafront is closed and the procession comes past here

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Isn't the Union Jack on the top left flag pole upside down?
Yes, it does appear to be - good spot.
Perhaps it is to signal that the building is occupied ! (like they used to do in the RN to signal when a vessel had been captured)

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