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Cross-country patchwork of happy hour laws bars cut-price cocktails in some states

January 09, 2013

The concept of happy hour - when bars offer lower prices or two-for-one specials - may seem like an American tradition, but is in fact illegal or restricted in quite a few places. A few states, including Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Virginia, recently have considered changes to existing restrictions. The bills failed, but are likely to re-emerge.