Alcoholic drink in Iran

Alcoholic drink in Iran? Iran is strictly “dry” — absolutely no booze or beer in public. Drinking alcohol is against the law in Iran and no shops or hotels are permitted to sell it.

As you may already know, Iran’s official religion is Islam; therefore, according to the law, alcoholic drinks cannot be produced or sold in the country which means there are also no liquor stores, bars or nightclubs in Iran. But, if that doesn’t change your plans of traveling to Iran, here are some things you need to know. Read all you need to know about alcohol in Iran.

Just like mentioned above, using, selling, or buying alcohol is basically illegal for anyone within the borders. So, heads-up! Being caught drunk or while drinking alcohol, or even carrying alcoholic drinks will bring about certain punishments. So you should, however, bear in mind that bringing alcohol into Iran is strictly forbidden, so travelers cannot take advantage of their duty-free alcohol allowance when coming to Iran. Also If you bring chocolates from abroad, which are always appreciated, make sure they do not contain alcohol.

Do they serve drinks in hotels?

It’s clear by now that the answer is a NO. But the question is worth mentioning as there is a myth roaming around that serving alcoholic drinks is legal in the hotels. Forget about it; there’s no such a law.

Is it unlawful to even carry alcohol?

The answer is a YES. You should also know that bringing alcohol into Iran is illegal as well. So, if you have packed any kind of alcoholic drinks in your suitcase, guess it is the time when you need to unpack them right away.

What local people drink?

People in Iran tend to drink tea (black tea), Sharbat (a cool, sweet drink known as the world’s first soft drink) or doogh (a savory yogurt drink).

Should I still plan to visit Iran?

The answer is a big YES. Don’t get disappointed by what you just read; it is a beautiful enchanting place full of things to take in, from its beautiful nature to its historical places and not to mention the amazing food. Honestly, you’ll be so busy having fun that you’ll barely even have the time to think about drinking. After all, there are fruit-flavored non-alcoholic beers found in every shop and café which taste surprisingly good.