Lufkin, TX is a quaint Texas town on the eastern side of the state, just a bit northeast of Houston. It has a pretty bustling population, with tons of different amenities like the Pines Theater, Museum of East Texas, and the Naranjo Museum of Natural History.
One thing Lufkin does not have, however, is a liquor store.
Thankfully, a short distance from Lufkin is Zipps Liquor in Nacogdoches. In fact, it’s only about 20 miles from the center of Lufkin to Zipps Liquor in Nacogdoches. If traffic isn’t too crazy, it’s less than a 30-minute drive between the two destinations. So although there isn’t a liquor store in Lufkin technically, Zipps in Nacogdoches is close by!
What is a Dry County?
A dry county is a county within the United States that prohibits the sale of liquor. Whereas some counties allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on a premise (such as a restaurant), others don’t even allow that. Regardless, in a dry county, you won’t find any liquor stores and won’t be able to purchase any alcoholic beverages to enjoy in your home. This is in opposition to a ‘wet’ county, which does permit the sale of liquor. Most counties in the United States are considered ‘wet’ counties.
Is Lufkin a Dry or a Wet County?
The answer to this question is, well, complicated. Although it seems like being a dry or wet county might be black and white, there’s actually quite an extensive grey area. Lufkin falls right into that grey area and is not in either a dry or a wet country. Rather, Lufkin, TX is a ‘moist’ county. The sale of hard liquor and spirits is forbidden, but you can get beer and wine from local stores. There are stores that sell solely beer and wine, and there are also many corner grocery stores that now sell beer and wine, among other things.
Where to Get Alcohol?
Lufkin is a moist county, surrounded by wet counties that do allow the sale of alcoholic beverages. Nacogodoches, the county seat of Nacogdoches County, is one such adjacent wet county. Zipps Liquor in Nacogdoches serves surrounding communities, like Lufkin, that don’t have any liquor stores in town. Zipps provides rural communities with the same variety and options as if you lived in a larger city. Plus, we have 3 to 4 times as much inventory as a typical neighborhood liquor store. Check out our liquor store in Nacogdoches!