Most liquor establishments pass CPD compliance check

(Trevor T. Trujillo, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Casper Police Department says that the majority of liquor establishments visited during a recent alcohol compliance check passed the examination.

Approximately 65 establishments passed the compliance check, which will award the establishments a certificate from Mercer Family Resources and a gift card for the bartender, server, or sales clerk.

Casper Police Department spokesperson Rebekah Ladd says that the department receives grant money for the alcohol compliance enforcement, and that the gift cards provided to the bartenders are paid for with that money.

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Only 6 establishments were listed as not passing. CPD says that some of the establishments have passed the checks in the past.

Ladd goes on to explain that individuals under 21 are selected to enter liquor establishments within the city, where they attempt to buy alcohol.

“We’re not deceptive, all we’re trying to get at is having the bartender ask for an ID,” Ladd says. If asked for an ID, the undercover buyer presents a real ID showing their authentic age.

“What we’re looking for, is the bartender going to look at that ID and calculate the correct age or not,” Ladd says. “If they ask for the ID at all.”

Servers in establishments failing the compliance checks are issued appropriate citations.

According to the Casper Police Department, the following locations passed the most recent compliance checks that were held in April and May of 2019.

  • 2nd Street Discount Liquors
  • Albertson’s Liquor #60
  • Albertson’s Liquor #62
  • Alibi Bar & Lounge
  • Armor’s Restaurant
  • Bosco’s 
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • C85 @ Galles Liquor Mart
  • C85 @ The Pump Room
  • Casper Events Center
  • Casper VFW Mem Post #9439
  • Chopstix Asiaan Bistro
  • Courtyard Mariott
  • CY Discount Liquor
  • Don Juan Mexican Restaurant
  • DSASUMO
  • Eagle’s Lodge
  • Eggington’s
  • Elk’s Lodge #1353
  • Fire House Pizza
  • Fire Rock Steakhouse
  • Frontier Brewing Company
  • Frosty’s Lounge
  • Galloway’s Irish Pub
  • Gaslight Social
  • Good 2 Go #216
  • Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn
  • House of Sushi
  • JS Chinese
  • J’s Pub and Grill
  • Keg and Cork
  • Koto Restaurant
  • La Cocina Mexican Restaurant
  • La Costa Mexican Restaurant
  • Lime Leaf Asian Bistro
  • Liquor Shed
  • Office Bar and Grill
  • Old Chicago #4359
  • Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
  • Outlet Liquor and Tobacco
  • Paradise Valley Country Club
  • Paradise Valley Liquors
  • Pizza Hut #239
  • Pizza Hut #238
  • Pizza Ranch
  • Poplar Wine and Spirits
  • Ramkota Hotel
  • Red Lobster #6374
  • Sam’s Club #6425
  • Sanford’s Grub and Pub
  • Shogun Steak House
  • Smith’s Food and Drug #185
  • Sunrise Lanes
  • Table Mountain Vineyards LLC
  • Tacos Mexico
  • The Fort
  • Three Crowns Golf Club
  • TJ’s Bar and Grill
  • VFW Post 10677
  • Walmart Super Center #3778
  • Wonderful House
  • Wyoming Ale Works
  • Wyoming Bootlegger

The following establishments were identified as not passing the May/April compliance checks.

  • C85 The Branding Iron
  • Denny’s 
  • Moonlight Liquors
  • Partytime Liquors
  • Ramada Plaza Riverside
  • Yellowstone Garage

Note: Oil City Publisher Shawn Houck is part owner of Frontier Brewing Company, who was a part of the April/May compliance checks. He has not had any editorial input into this story.