The DABC’s signs for Utah restaurants and bars are getting changed by the Internet

Posted at 11:54 AM, Apr 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 19:56:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Since FOX 13 first reported that Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission approved new signs that will be displayed at every Utah restaurant and bar, they’ve been mocked online.

The signs, part of an omnibus liquor bill that passed in the Utah State Legislature, must be 8 1/2 x 11 inches and displayed in a “conspicuous” location near the front entrance. They must designate whether, in fact, you are entering a bar or a restaurant.

The template signs approved by the DABC. (Photo by Ben Winslow, FOX 13 News)

The Salt Lake Area Restaurant Association told FOX 13 they agreed to the signs, in exchange for being able to tear down Zion Curtains (those walls that keep you from seeing drinks being made).

But aside from the language on the signs, the law is silent on what they look like — or what font you can use. On Twitter, that spawned jokes about “Comic Sans” and “Wingdings” and what else the signs could say.

We’ve collected some of the ones posted recently. Yes, Comic Sans is back:

That brought up Papyrus:

Of course, people took an opportunity to mock the DABC and Utah liquor laws in general:

This guy even suggested T-shirts:

Other businesses wanted to make sure they complied (and complained)…

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Working on our Homebrew Store sign. It is ridiculous, but is it as ridiculous as the UDABC originals? #homebrewing #utah #crazytown @BenWinslow @utahbeerblog @slcweekly

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Inspired by our story, other newsrooms got in on it…

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Utah, I love you, but sometimes you make me use stupid acronyms. SMH.

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