My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Maryland.
Recently, I just graduated from college and secured a job in southern Maryland. 2 Weekends ago, I traveled down to Maryland from State College, PA to look for an apartment. Later than night, my fiance and I went to Applebee's for dinner.
She decided that she wanted an apple martini with her dinner. We are both over 21 with non expired PA driving licenses to prove it. We were denied alcohol. The reason they gave is that we both have the license where it is vertical and not horizontal and the manager stated that it is Maryland law that they can only serve to people who's licenses are horizontal.
I find this to be a little crazy as I am over 21 years of age, possess a legal non expired PA license and yet am unable to be served in MD. The real kicker is that we went to the "Tiki Bar" earlier that day(literally 5 mins away from this Applebees) and had drinks with no problem...
The reason the license is vertical is because I have never gotten it updated since I've turned 21. I have no need to, it hasn't expired and it still has my DOB on it w/ all of the other relavent information. I've been served in NY, NJ, and PA without any issues as well as earlier that day at a different location in MD.
All in all, it truly didn't matter and the HHT went well anyways, but its just been bothering me since then to actually see if this law exists.
Anyone able to find a law such as this one?