Bringing booze into Utah is like smuggling cocaine in from Mexico
All alcoholic beverages (which at this point might as well include Yoo-hoo) must be imported or shipped by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Possession of any booze that you didn't buy through them is illegal. Of course, there are loopholes, but they're more hairline cracks than holes. If you're coming from a foreign country and clear customs, you can keep up to two liters for personal use. Or if you have a
Summer estate in Zurich second residence outside Utah, you're permitted some booze... with DABC approval, after you pay a fee, and only one time. Accredited foreign diplomatic missions, or inheritances, also clear the law, so you might want to get on becoming an ambassador.
Wanna drink in a restaurant? No hooch until you order food
Here's where the liquor license web of lunacy really starts spinning. So those "taverns" we talked about? They have beer-only licenses, and if you stroll in for a refreshingly watered-down brew, they'll give it to you with little fuss. But if you want the same thing at a restaurant with a liquor license, you will not be served until you get some food. Because it is explicitly against the law to give a customer booze without an additional food order. Also, nice try, slick, but stealing a bread basket from another table won't cut it.