Judge Joseph Grodin’s opinion in Sepatis v. ABC Appeals Board:
It is a matter of common knowledge and experience, known even to judges, that many if not most people patronize bars for reasons which presumably include but also transcend their thirst for intoxicating liquids, and that these reasons have to do with such matters as companionship, aesthetics, and ambience. It is equally a matter of general knowledge that people’s tastes differ widely as to such matters, and that a bar which appeals strongly to one person may be quite unattractive to another.
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