21 means 21 + 1 day?
January 5, 2011 12:54 AM Subscribe
I was refused alcohol on my 21st birthday at my local liquor store. How is this legal?
posted by MattMangels to law & government (33 answers total)
I went to buy some beer at my local corner store and the clerk told he I could not buy any alcohol until a day after my birthday. I went back shortly after midnight the next day (technically January 5th; my birthday's the 4th), and he said he could not sell me any until 6am. He cited being busted for selling to someone on their 21st in violation of some ABC law. This yelp review
shows that I am not the only person in California that this has ever happened to. What's going on here?
For reference, the store was the Kwik & Convenient on the corner of Monterey and Foerster in San Francisco, California.