I stopped at a liquor store over the weekend to pick something up for my buddy's bachelor party. The idea was that we would play a wedding-themed Dungeons and Dragons campaign and drink the night away! Naturally, I couldn't show up empty handed. I grabbed what I needed and went to the cash register.

When I pulled out my ID, she cashier scanned it in an instance and said I'm good. I know I'm no spring chicken (maybe saying "spring chicken" isn't helping my case), but I said "That was fast." She replied, "Once I see the '19,' we are good." The "19" she is referring to is the 1900's designation. It's not the first time I've heard that, but it's never fun. Doesn't that sound old - "1900's." When it's put like that, I feel like I grow a wrinkle.

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Even before I was 21, I looked much older than what I really was. I'd have friends and cousins at parties tell me to go up to the bar/server and try to order a drink. I'd say about 4 times out of 5, I'd be able to get the drink without being questioned. I would pass off the drink to someone else because I would typically never want it. It was just the thrill behind the fact that I could get it.

According to Google, these Beer, Wine & Liquor stores stand out amongst the rest around the Poughkeepsie area. Now mind you, though most of the businesses on this list are in Poughkeepsie, a couple of them are in neighboring towns. God forbid we travel an extra 5 or 10 minutes! Remember, drive responsibly! Which is your preference among these stores? Let us know on social media or through the app!

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