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It Took Me 159 Phone Calls to Place a Curbside Wine and Spirits Order With the PLCB

When I learned that the PLCB had decided to reopen some of the wine and spirits stores in Philadelphia and across the state for telephoned […]


Yes, You Can Still Buy Liquor in Philadelphia

Though the PLCB is operating under pretty limited service, there are still a few ways to get wine and liquor to your home so you […]

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5 Good Natural Wines That You Can Buy at State Stores

Pick up any one of these choices (or hell, get them all) and you’ll be guaranteed a great pour. Shane Donnelly, the Fine Wine & […]

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Kenney Keeps Pushing for Legal Weed at Your Friendly Neighborhood State Store

Mayor Jim Kenney made a familiar pitch on Wednesday: Recreational marijuana should be legalized in Pennsylvania, then sold in state stores. It’s an idea he […]

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When Your Bar’s Super Bowl Pool Gets Busted by the Cops

On Sunday night, as Justin Timberlake pranced around the stage during the Super Bowl halftime show, I told a friend I was out with that […]


Pennsylvania Is Basically Out of Hennessy

Last Friday, Foobooz heard from the owner of a popular local bar, who explained that it had become nearly impossible for bars in the area […]

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Neighbors Want This Philly Bar Shut Down Now

Plenty of bars in Philadelphia have bouncers. But not very many have armed security guards wearing bulletproof vests. During the day.

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Here’s Why You Might Have to Pay More for Your Favorite Liquor

Get ready to shell a little more dough from your pocket at the liquor store. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced Wednesday that it will increase the cost […]


PLCB Auctioning Rare Whiskies by Lottery

With St. Patrick’s Day right on the horizon, it feels like we should have some whiskey news today, doesn’t it? I think so. And so […]


PA Distributors Could Get Ability to Sell Beer in Any Quantity

Pennsylvania beer distributors could see the law loosen up in their favor. Yesterday, the Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation that would allow distributors to sell beer or […]


Philly’s First Grocery Store with Wine

The Richmond Bottle Shop within the IGA Super Market at 2497 Aramingo Avenue is now selling wine. Thanks to the law change that went into effect […]


Liquor Changes Mean Opportunity for PA Wine, Spirit and Beer Producers

Yesterday, Monday, August 8th was the day Pennsylvania received its runner-up prize to actual liquor privatization with Act 39 passing into law. The main point […]

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You May Soon Be Able to Buy Wine in Pa. Grocery Stores

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow some grocery stores, restaurants and hotels to sell take-out wine. House Bill 1690 […]


Pennsylvania Restaurateurs Want Cheaper Booze

Following what seemed to be a successful hearing before the House Liquor Control Board in Harrisburg regarding wholesale pricing (and a wholesale relationship in general) […]

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Former PLCB Official Charged in Kickback Scheme

A former official with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has been charged in federal court with accepting gifts to decide which products appeared on state […]