bottle club

VFW Club and Bingo Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

VFW Club and Bingo Hall. Photo by Ben Matheson/KYUK.

The Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board says two Bethel establishments have been illegally allowing patrons to bring in and consume their own alcohol, operating as what’s known as “bottle clubs.” But two conflicting statutes in the state alcohol law put certain clubs in a gray area.

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