Sunday, January 11, 2015

CDA Press: Idaho Bar Loses Liquor License In Wake of Male Strip Show

Posted By on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 8:49 AM

Idaho Code 23-614, which governs the sale of alcohol in the Gem State, bans performers from "simulating sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, copulation, flagellation or any sexual acts which are prohibited by law."  Boise Weekly has previously reported on how that same chapter of code restricts NC-17 films from showing at arthouse theaters serving beer and wine. 

Now, Idaho State Police have pulled the liquor license of The Grail Restaurant and Multipurpose Arena in the Kootenai County community of Huetter. The Idaho State Police's Alcohol Beverage Control division says the venue violated code when it played host to "The Ultimate Male Review" in April 2014. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that ISP says during the course of the evening, "there were numerous violations of Idaho law that prohibits nudity and simulated sex acts in an establishment licensed to sell beer, wine or alcohol."

The Press reports that The Grail owners didn't fight the charges during an ABC hearing in December 2014. The venue's license revocation began Jan. 8.

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