3.2 beer

In the 1960s GOTL was a popular drinking destination for young adults from Pennsylvania because of bars that sold 3.2-beer to those ages 18 to 21.

Several GOTL bars catered to this crowd: Circus Circus, Sunken Bar, Psychedelic Lounge (Swallows), Electric Cage and the Cove.

Voters in November 1971 outlawed 3.2 beer, effectively raising Ohio’s drinking age to 21. This move brought an end to these bars, with the exception of The Cove.

The availability of 3.2-beer has been cited as one of the factors in the July 4, 1965, riot.

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