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Encyclopedia > Alcohol laws of the United States by state

This list of alcohol laws of the United States by state provides an overview of alcohol-related laws by state throughout the United States. This list is not intended to provide a breakdown of such laws by local jurisdiction within a state; see that state's alcohol laws page for more detailed information. Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


As of 2007, all U.S. states have a minimum purchase age of 21. Unlike the states, the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam have a minimum purchase age of 18. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Many nations have a legal drinking age, or the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. ...

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State Alcoholic beverage control state Alcohol sale hours Grocery Store Sales Notes
Beer Wine Distilled spirits On-premises Off-premises Beer Wine Distilled Spirits
Alabama No No Yes no later than 2 a.m. on Sundays Yes No 6% ABV cap on beer
Beer containers may not exceed 16 ounces (0.47 l)
ABV > 14.9% wine sold in state stores
Alcohol may be served 24 hours unless restricted by local ordinances. Twenty-six of Alabama's 67 counties do not allow the sale of alcohol. However, possession and consumption remains legal within those twenty-six counties.
Alaska No 8 a.m.–5 a.m. No
Arizona No 6 a.m.–2 a.m. (Mon.-Sat.)
10 a.m.-2 a.m. (Sun.)
Yes Drive thru liquor stores are allowed.
Arkansas No 7 a.m.–2 a.m. (Class A Private Club)
10 a.m.–5 a.m. (Class B Private Club)
7 a.m.–1 a.m. (Restaurant)
7 a.m.–1 a.m. (Mon.–Fri.)
7 a.m.–midnight (Sat.)
Yes Varies No Has numerous dry counties and other dry areas, but private clubs can serve even in dry areas.
Alcohol sales are generally prohibited on Sundays, but exceptions can be made through local option (usually for restaurants and private clubs).
No sales on Christmas Day.
Only wine produced in-state may be sold in supermarkets.
California No 6 a.m.–2 a.m. Yes Local and/or County ordinances can restrict hours of operation for both on and off sale licenses.
Relatively unrestricted: price promotions, wine and liquor available at grocery stores and warehouse clubs
Motor vehicles entering from Mexico may only import 1L of alcohol (duty free). Sale or distribution of alcohol higher than 153 proof is illegal.
Colorado No 7 a.m.–2 a.m. 8 a.m.–midnight 3.2 only* No* Spirituous, vinous & malt liquor available in liquor stores only.
Liquor stores closed on Sundays & Christmas Day, however the Sunday restriction will lift on July 1st, 2008.
Off-premises sales of 3.2% ABW fermented malt beverages allowed on Sundays.

Liquor, with exception of 3.2% ABW beer, may only be sold at dedicated liquor stores—which may only operate in one location. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ... Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. ... This article is about counties in the U.S. that prohibit alcoholic beverage sales. ... Low-point beer, also known as 3. ...

  • A small number of liquor-licensed drug stores sell full-strength beer, wine, and hard liquor.
Connecticut No 9 a.m.–1 a.m. (Mon.–Thur.)
9 a.m.–2 a.m. (Fri.–Sat.)
8 a.m.–9 p.m. (Mon.–Sat.) Yes No No No off-premises sales on Sundays; Sunday on-premises sales subject to local ordinances; No holiday sales.
Delaware No 9 a.m.–1 a.m. 9 a.m.–1 a.m. (Mon.–Sat.)
noon–8 p.m. (Sun.)Municipalities with a population over 50,000 persons may impose stricter hours of sale by local ordinance.
No For off-premise consumption, alcohol may only be purchased in liquor stores, taprooms or brew pubs that have an off-premise license. No person under 21 may enter a liquor store or taproom for any reason. (Delaware Lottery tickets can be sold to 18-year-olds.) No sales of alcohol by liquor stores or taprooms are permitted during designated holidays. Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement agency website
Florida No State law prohibits selling of alcohol between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m., unless the county chooses to change the operating hours later; such as for Sunday morning. Miami-Dade County liquor stores may operate 24 hours a day. Yes Varies Sale, processing, or consumption of any liquor or spirit of greater than 153 proof is illegal. (FSS 565.07)

Supermarkets and other licensed business establishments may sell beer, low-alcohol liquers, and wine. Liquor must be sold in dedicated liquor stores which may be in a separate part of a grocery or a drug store. A liquor store in Decatur, Georgia. ... The Delaware Lottery is run by the state of Delaware. ... The Great Seal of the State of Florida The Florida Statutes are the codified, statutory laws of the state of Florida. ...

Georgia No Hours of sale determined by county. Yes No 14% ABV cap on beer
No Sunday off-premises sales

Alcohol can be consumed in plastic cups in the streets of Savannah.

Hawaii No 11:50 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.; 2:00 a.m unless cabaret license is present, then 4:00 a.m. 11:50 a.m. to 12 a.m. Yes
State Alcoholic beverage control state Alcohol sale hours Grocery Store Sales Notes
Beer Wine Distilled spirits On-premises Off-premises Beer Wine Distilled Spirits
Idaho No Yes 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Yes No Alcoholic beverages exceeding 16% ABV can only be sold in Idaho State Liquor Dispensary stores, or contracted stores.
Illinois No 6am to 4am (Depending on local authorities) Yes Liquor can be ordered for household delivery (at least in the City of Chicago).[citation needed] Opening/closing hours are up to the decision of counties or towns. No alcohol sales (including beer, wine, or liquor) allowed until 11:00 a.m. on Sundays.
Indiana No 7 a.m.–3 a.m. Mon–Sat
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sun (on-premises only)
7 a.m.–3 a.m. Mon–Sat Yes Sales limited to on-premises in restaurants on Sundays

No sales on Christmas, New Year's Day, or Election Days prior to polls closing. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ... Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. ... The Idaho State Liquor Dispensary is an agency of the government of the state of Idaho that maintains a monopoly on the sale of all alcoholic beverages that exceed 16% alcohol by volume. ...

Iowa No Yes 6 a.m.–2 a.m. Mon–Sat
8 a.m.–2 a.m. Sun
Yes ABV > 5% beer shipped through state warehouse
Kansas No 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. (in counties which allow on-premises sales) 9 a.m. - 11 p.m. (Mon–Sat) (in counties which allow off-premises sales)
noon - 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. (Sun) (in communities which allow Sunday off-premises sales)
3.2 only No Kansas's alcohol laws are among the strictest in the United States. Kansas prohibited all alcohol from 1881 to 1948, and continued to prohibit on-premises sales of alcohol from 1949 to 1987. Sunday sales only have been allowed since 2005. Today, 29 counties still do not permit the on-premises sale of alcohol. 59 counties require a business to receive at least 30% of revenue from food sales to allow on-premises sale of alcohol. Only 17 counties allow general on-premises sales. Not all communities which allow off-premises sales allow sales on Sunday. Sales are prohibited on Memorial Day, Labor Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. The only alcoholic beverage which grocery stores and gas stations may only sell is beer with no more than 3.2% alcohol by weight. Other liquor sales only are allowed at state-licensed retail liquor stores. Kansas has comprehensive open container laws for public places and vehicles, public intoxication laws, and requirements for prospective on-premises or off-premises licensees.
Kentucky No 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Yes Local ordinance may vote to permit Sunday sales at restaurants. On-premise sales from 2–4 a.m. only in Louisville. As of 2005 Sunday sales allowed per state law, but may still be prohibited in some areas by local ordinance (as of early 2006, such a situation existed with smaller cities within Louisville Metro, though these cities have since changed local ordinances).

Alcohol sale restriction and wet/dry (both by drink and package) allowed by both county and city local option. Approximately 53 counties in state (mostly eastern and southern counties) dry, all alcohol sale and possession prohibited; 16 "moist" counties (with "wet" cities allowing package liquor sales in counties otherwise dry); 21 counties that are otherwise dry but have communities with local option that allow sales of liquor by the drink or under special exemptions allowing sales at wineries. Majority of wet counties around major metropolitan areas in state (Louisville, Lexington, Covington, Owensboro, Paducah). Alcohol by volume (ABV) is an indication of how much alcohol (expressed as a percentage) is included in an alcoholic beverage. ... Flag of the State of Kansas The alcohol laws of Kansas are among the strictest in the United States, in sharp contrast to its neighboring state of Missouri (see Alcohol laws of Missouri), but much like (though still stricter than) its other neighboring state of Oklahoma (see Alcohol laws of... Year 1881 (MDCCCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Fourth of July redirects here. ... For other uses, see Thanksgiving (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Christian festival. ... Low-point beer, also known as 3. ...

Louisiana No No state imposed restrictions on on-premise hours. "24 hour" bars are common in New Orleans and in Jefferson Parish. Some municipalities and parishes require on-premise service to stop at 2:00 AM. No restrictions on hours of package sales statewide. Yes Packaged alcoholic beverages of any strength may be sold in supermarkets, drug stores, gas stations, and convenience stores 24 hours a day. Local municipalities may not restrict this. As a result, dedicated "liquor stores" are almost unheard of in the state, and supermarkets compete on the basis of liquor prices and selection.

Alcohol can be consumed in plastic cups in the streets of New Orleans and taken from club-to-club if establishment allows it. Otherwise it depends on the locality. Most parishes other than Orleans Parish do not permit alcoholic beverages served at on-premise establishments to be taken from the premises. However, many parishes and municipalities permit consumption of packaged beverages (for example, cans of beer) on the street. You can enter most bars at 18 years of age but must be 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol.

Maine No No Yes 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Mon–Sat)
9 a.m. to 1 a.m. (Sun)
Yes No ABV > 15.5% wine sold in state-contracted stores. Alcohol may not be purchased after 1am any day of the week, may not be purchased prior to 6 am Monday through Saturday, and not prior to 9 am on Sunday.
Maryland No Variable by locality Variable by locality Varies Baltimore County prohibits the sale on Sunday in some areas.
Montgomery County and Worcester County are alcoholic beverage control counties.
Garrett County prohibits the sale on Sunday except in some areas.
Grocery and convenience stores mostly do not sell alcohol, but there are some individual exceptions throughout the state.
There are no dry counties, but some individual voting districts within counties restrict or prohibit alcohol on a local option basis.
Massachusetts No 8 a.m.–1 a.m. (2 a.m. in Boston)
Cities and Towns have the authority to set earlier closing times.
8 a.m.–11 p.m.
(Noon-11 p.m. on Sundays)
Varies No "Malt beverages" defined as ABW < 12%
Sunday on- and off-premise sales start at noon.
Alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption may only be sold in licensed package stores.
Sale of alcohol is prohibited at gas stations, convenience stores, or grocery stores unless the store has a special license issued by the state (rarely granted except in rural areas).
No "Happy Hours" or other limited time discounts on alcoholic beverages
No fixed price open bar/all-you-can-drink (except at private functions)
Only 2 drinks can be sold to an individual at any one time for on-premises consumption.
Holiday sales of alcohol is prohibited.
State Alcoholic beverage control state Alcohol sale hours Grocery Store Sales Notes
Beer Wine Distilled spirits On-premises Off-premises Beer Wine Distilled Spirits
Michigan No Yes 7 a.m.–2 a.m. (Mon-Sat)

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7 a.m.-2 a.m. (Mon-Sat)

noon-2 a.m. Sun

Yes The Michigan Liquor Control Commissionprohibits sale of alcoholic beverages after 9:00 p.m. on December 24 or on Christmas Day. On-premises sales are permitted on January 1 until 4:00 a.m. Local or County ordinance may restrict Sunday or Sunday morning sales. Although convenience stores/supermarkets may sell alcoholic beverages, Wayne County requires that all convenience stores which are part of a gas station be dry.
Minnesota No 8 a.m.–2 a.m. 7 Days 8 a.m.–10p.m. (Mon–Sat) 3.2 only No Local and/or County ordinance prevails for hours of operation for off sale licenses. No alcohol off sale on Sunday. Growler sales allowed until 10 p.m. Monday–Saturday.
Mississippi No No Yes Local authorities fix hours of alcohol sale Yes No ABV > 6% wine and sparkling wine sold in state-contracted stores, Beer sold in conveniece stores/supermarkets


No sales on Christmas Day. No state open container laws. Free alcohol 24/7 in coastal casinos.
In most counties, alcohol can't be sold on Sundays. Furthermore, many dry counties in which it is illegal even to POSSESS.

Missouri No Most establishments:

(Mon–Sat) 6:00am–1:30am Location of Missouri Flag of the State of Missouri Although fairly comprehensive, the alcohol laws of Missouri are among the most permissive in the United States, perhaps only behind those of Nevada and Louisiana. ...


(Sunday) 9:00am–12:00am


Special licenses in Kansas City and St. Louis: Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... St. ...


(Daily) 6:00am-3:00am

(Mon–Sat) 6:00am–1:30am

(Sunday) 9:00am–12:00am


Sales permitted until 3:00 AM in those Kansas City and St. Louis bars grandfathered into the ability to double as liquor stores. Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ...

Yes One of the most alcohol-permissive states, perhaps only behind Nevada and Louisiana:
  • No open container law.[1]
  • No blue laws.
  • No state public intoxication law.
  • No prohibition on absinthe.
  • Liquor control law[2] covers all beverages containing more than .05% alcohol, without further particularities based on percentage.[3]
  • Cities and counties are prohibited from banning off-premises alcohol sales.[4]
  • No dry jurisdictions.
  • State preemption of local alcohol laws which do not follow state law.
  • Certain bars in Kansas City and St. Louis grandfathered into the ability to double as liquor stores.
  • Special licenses available for bars and nightclubs which allow selling alcohol until 3:00am in Kansas City,[5] Jackson County,[6] North Kansas City,[7] St. Louis,[8] and St. Louis County[9].
  • Grocery stores, drug stores, and even gas stations may sell liquor without limitation other than hours.[10]
  • No prohibition on consumption by minors, though possession,[11] purchase,[12] and intoxication[13] by minors is prohibited.
  • Patrons allowed to take open containers out of bars in Kansas City's Power & Light District.[14]
  • Parents and guardians may furnish alcohol to their children.[15]
  • Missourians over 21 may manufacture up to 100 gallons of any liquor per year for personal use, without any further state limitation, state taxation, or state license.[16] (Obtaining a permit from the Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and meeting other requirements under federal law probably still is required for private citizens to manufacture distilled alcohol - but not wine or beer - for personal use.[17][18][19][20][21])

Missouri law provides for 3.2% beer,[22] but it is rarely seen due to the state's permissive general alcohol laws. This article is about the U.S. State of Nevada. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Open container laws are US laws which prohibit possessing and/or drinking from a open container of alcohol in certain areas. ... This article is about laws created to enforce moral standards. ... Public intoxication, also known as drunk and disorderly conduct (sometimes, incorrectly, as drunken disorderly), is a summary offence in many countries. ... A reservoir glass filled with a naturally-colored verte, next to an absinthe spoon. ... This article is about counties in the U.S. that prohibit alcoholic beverage sales. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... St. ... A grandfather clause is an exception that allows an old rule to continue to apply to some existing situations, when a new rule will apply to all future situations. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. ... St. ... St. ... The Power & Light District is the new nine city block entertainment district on the south end of Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The district is located on Main Street to Grand Boulevard from west to east and on 13th Street to Interstate 670 from north to south. ... The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, shortened to Tax and Trade Bureau or TTB, is a part of the United States Department of the Treasury. ... The United States Constitution, the supreme law of the United States The United States Reports, the official reporter of the Supreme Court of the United States The law of the United States was originally largely derived from the common law of the system of English law, which was in force... Low-point beer, also known as 3. ...

Montana No No Yes Closing 2am Yes No ABV > 16% wine sold in state-contracted stores, ABV < 16% may be sold in grocery stores.
Nebraska No 6 a.m.–1 a.m. Yes No on- or off-premises sales of hard liquor before noon on Sundays. All beer, wine, and champaigne

can be sold starting at 6 a.m. In Omaha, it was illegal to sell all liquor before noon. On December 19, 2006, the Omaha city council voted 5-1 to repeal the law.[23]

Nevada No 24 hours 24 hours Yes There are few restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol in Nevada except for age.

State law also renders public intoxication legal, and explicitly prohibits any local or state law from making it a public offence.[24] Many nations have a legal drinking age, or the minimum age one must be to drink alcohol. ... Public intoxication, also known as drunk and disorderly conduct (sometimes, incorrectly, as drunken disorderly), is a summary offence in many countries. ...

New Hampshire No No Yes 6 a.m.–1 a.m. 6 a.m.–11:45 p.m. Yes No Liquor sold in state run stores, which may be placed on highway rest areas.
12% ABV cap on beer.
New Jersey No Hours of alcohol sales are regulated by the governing body of each municipality No Some dry communities in historically Methodist and Quaker communities in the southern part of the state.
New Mexico No 7 a.m.–2 a.m. except Sundays.[25] 7 a.m.–12 a.m. except Sundays[26] Yes An additional Sunday permit is available which allows sale (on and/or off premise) on Sundays from noon until midnight. Exceptions are the prohibition of alcohol sale on Christmas, regardless of the day it falls on,[27] and a Sunday permit allowing of sale (on and/or off premise) until 2:00 a.m. January 1st, if December 31st falls on a Sunday.[28] Sunday permits are only available where approved by voters within a local option district.[29] Parents, Legal Guardians, and Adult Spouses are permitted to give alcohol to minors within private property of their control.[30]
State Alcoholic beverage control state Alcohol sale hours Grocery Store Sales Notes
Beer Wine Distilled spirits On-premises Off-premises Beer Wine Distilled Spirits
New York No 8AM–4AM, except prohibited 4AM –. Some counties have more restrictive hours. Beer: Per state law, 24 hours/day except prohibited 3AM–8AM Sunday.
Wine & spirits: 9AM–midnight Mon–Sat, Noon–9PM Sunday.
Many counties have more restrictive hours, such as bans on beer sales overnight (hours vary).
Yes No Off-premises sale of wine and spirits is only at liquor stores, and beer is not sold at liquor stores, it must be sold at supermarkets and convenience stores. All wine or spirit sales are final; no returns or exchanges of purchases are permitted.

Some counties may retain the Sunday morning beer prohibition which the state discontinued as of July 30, 2006. Twelve dry towns, mostly in western region of state. All liquor stores must be owned by a single owner, who owns that store and lives within a certain distance of it — in effect banning chain liquor stores from the state. Map of Alcoholic Beverage Control States, current as of February 2006. ... A dry county is a county in the United States whose government forbids the sale of alcoholic beverages. ... Western New York refers to the westernmost region of New York State. ...

North Carolina No Yes No later than 2.00 a. m. every day Yes Yes No 15% ABV cap on beer, No sale of alcoholic beverages after 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 2 a.m. until noon on Sundays, State stores closed on Sundays. Liquor must be sold in ABC Packages stores
North Dakota No 12 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sundays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon-Sat before 2.am. Thanksgiving Day No No off-sale on Thanksgiving Day. No Christmas Day on-sale, nor sales on Christmas Eve after 6 p.m.
Ohio No Yes 5:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. 5:30 a.m. - 1 a.m. Yes 12% ABV cap on beer. The Division of Liquor Control does not operate retail outlets; it appoints private businesses to act as its agents and sell its products in exchange for a commission.

No intoxicating liquor shall be handled by any person under twenty-one years of age, except that a person eighteen years of age or older employed by a permit holder may handle or sell beer or intoxicating liquor in sealed containers in connection with wholesale or retail sales, and any person nineteen years of age or older employed by a permit holder may handle intoxicating liquor in open containers when acting in the capacity of a server in a hotel, restaurant, club, or night club. .[31] The alcohol laws of North Carolina prohibit the sale of alcohol from 2 a. ...

Oklahoma No 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 3.2 only No 4.0% ABV/3.2 ABW or higher only sold at room temperature in liquor stores, Liquor Stores closed on Sundays and some holidays. As of 2007, liquor stores are now open on election days.
Oregon No Yes 7 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. at On-Premises Licensees (Bars, Restaurants) 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Off-Premises Licensees (Liquor Stores, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores) At 2:30 Am the state-wide computer system used by vendors to keep track of the sale of alcohol is shut down by Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). According to Oregon law, Both on premise and off premise sale of alcohol is illegal between 2:30 AM and 7:00 AM. Yes No Liquor, all of which is state owned, is sold in private liquor stores. These stores are approved by Oregon's Liquor Commissioners to act as sales agents on the state's behalf.

In practice, beer and wine can be purchased for off-premises consumption, after 10pm, at grocery stores and convenience stores. Oklahoma defines low-point beer as any beverage containing between 0. ...


Oregon Liquor Control Commission


National Alcohol Beverage Control Association

Pennsylvania No Yes Alcohol sales prohibited from 2.00 a.m. until 7.00 a.m. at any day. No club licensee or its servants, agents or employes may sell liquor or malt or brewed beverages between the hours of three o'clock antemeridian and seven o'clock antemeridian on any day State stores hours vary from 9a.m. to 10p.m. Mon–Sat and always noon until 5p.m. Sunday. Check with Liquor Control Board store search No Wine and spirits can only be sold at State-operated stores, beer can be purchased at beverage outlets, or restaurants with Liquor Control Board–issued licenses but not supermarkets. Non-alcoholic beer is an exception, and may be sold in supermarkets. Sunday sales were prohibited in LCB stores until 2003 (selected locations) and beverage outlets (owner's option) until 2005. There are currently seven state liquor stores located within supermarkets.[1]
Rhode Island No As late as 2 a.m. (Mon-Sat) 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

(Sunday) 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is an independent government agency that manages the beverage alcohol industry in Pennsylvania. ...

No All alcohol may be sold only in liquor stores. Thus, convenience stores and supermarkets in Rhode Island are dry.
South Carolina No On-premise closing times are local option and are not set by the state. 24 hours for beer and low-alcohol wine, 9am-7pm Mon-Sat. at liquor stores Unknown 14% ABW (17.5% ABV) cap on beer
Wine > 16% ABV sold in liquor stores
No hard liquor sales after 7 p.m. and none on Sundays.
No off-premise alcohol sales after midnight Saturday until 7 a.m. Monday, except in Aiken, Greenville, Spartanburg, Horry County, Colleton County, Charleston County/city and Beaufort County. No sales on election days at liquor stores.
South Dakota No Unknown 14% ABV cap on beer
State Alcoholic beverage control state Alcohol sale hours Grocery Stores Notes
Beer Wine Distilled spirits On-premises Off-premises Beer Wine Distilled Spirits
Tennessee No Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Sun: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Hours of alcohol sale can be modified by local jurisdictions if approved by the alcohol control commission. 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mon–Sat Unknown Wine is only sold in liquor stores. Sales of liquor are limited to on-premises in restaurants on Sundays. Open container law only applies to drivers, not passengers.[32]
Texas No 7 a.m. to midnight, local option for later hours until 2 a.m. Beer/Non-hard liquor —
7 a.m. to midnight (Mon.-Fri.)
7 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Sat.)
12:00 p.m. to midnight (Sun.)
Hard Liquor —
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon.-Sat.)
Varies No alcohol cap but ABV > 15.5% requires additional license, so many places are beer/wine only.
Wet/dry issues determined by city/county election.
Liquor stores statewide closed all day Sunday.
An alcoholic beverage served (on-premise) to a customer between 10 a.m. and noon on Sunday must be provided during the service of food to the customer.
Utah Yes Restaurants: Noon to midnight for liquor, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. for beer. Private clubs may serve liquor from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Varies by state liquor store hours 3.2 only No ABW > 3.2% beer sold in state controlled stores only. State controlled store closed on Sundays and cease operations no later than 10 p.m. the rest of the week. Restaurants and "Private Clubs" must buy from the State controlled store (no delivery) at retail prices. No alcohol served on Election Day until 8PM. No alcohol served in restaurants without purchase of food. Only 3.2% beer available on tap. Ban on the sales of kegs.
Vermont No No Yes 8 a.m.–2 a.m. 6 a.m.–midnight Yes ABV > 8% beer and ABV > 16% wine are only available through state liquor stores.
Virginia No No Yes 6 a.m.–2 a.m. No restrictions at any time for club licensees. 6 a.m.–11:59 p.m. Yes Varies No Licensed supermarkets, convenience stores, and gas stations may sell beer and wine. ABV >14% wine and spirits sold in state stores. State stores closed on Sundays, except in Northern Virginia, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach. Numerous dry counties exist.
Washington No Yes 6 a.m.–2 a.m. A local government subdivision may fix later opening hours or earlier closing hours than those here specified Yes No Beer and wine available in grocery stores and convenience stores every day (including federal holidays) from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. Spirits for off-premise consumption are sold only in state-run or state-contracted liquor stores. Store hours vary by location, but liquor sales may not be rung up before 8 a.m. and may not be rung up after 11 p.m. Some stores are open Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. All state-owned stores are closed on federal and state holidays, while contract stores have the option to remain open at the discretion of the store manager.
West Virginia No Yes M-S: 7AM-3:30AM; Sun: Noon -3AM Yes No 6% ABV Cap on Beer. No Sunday liquor sales. No sale of 95% ABV spirits allowed in Morgantown or Huntington (and soon statewide). State does not operate retail stores; retains monopoly over wholesaling of distilled spirits only.
Wisconsin No 6 a.m.–2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday–Saturday, no closing time on New Year's Day. 8 a.m.–12 midnight for beer (some counties only allow sales until 9 p.m. for beer), 8 a.m.–9 p.m. for liquor and wine Yes Wisconsin permits the consumption of alcohol by minors, provided they are being supervised by parents/guardians/spouses. Most municipalities have a uniform 9 p.m. restriction on all alcohol sales. Notable exceptions: City of LaCrosse, Maple Bluff (near Madison). Supermarkets, liquor stores, and gas stations may sell liquor, wine, and beer..
Wyoming No Yes 6.00 a.m.-2.00 a.m. Unknown Clubs holding liquor licenses may be exempt from the hours of operation here specified by local ordinance or regulation of the appropriate licensing authority, but it doesn't seem to happen in practice
District of Columbia No 8 a.m.–2:00 a.m. Mon.–Thu., 8:00 a.m.–3:00 a.m. Fri–Sat., 10:00 a.m.–2:00 a.m. Sun. 9 a.m.–10 p.m. Yes No No singles sold
Certain wards may be made dry by the decision of the local ANC, but as of 2005 none are
Last call may be as late as 2:30 a.m.
Liquor stores must close on Sundays. Grocery stores, which are allowed to sell beer and wine only, can sell alcohol on Sundays.
Puerto Rico No Unknown Minimum drinking age is 18.
Dry law during elections and hurricane emergencies
Drinking on the street is illegal in San Juan but not in all cities. Determined by municipal ordinance.
In San Juan, the only time of the year one can drink on the street legally is the San Sebastian Street festival in January.

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Maps of specific statistics

As of November, 2007, only one state (Mississippi) allows drivers to consume alcohol while driving (as long as the driver stays below the 0.08% blood alcohol content limit for drunk driving)[citation needed].


See also

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References

  1. ^ Justin Roberts, "Missouri State and Local Open Container Laws," University of Missouri Institute of Public Policy, June 2005
  2. ^ Chapter 311, Revised Statutes of Missouri (R.S.Mo.)
  3. ^ Section 311.020, R.S.Mo.
  4. ^ Section 311.170, R.S.Mo.
  5. ^ Section 311.174, R.S.Mo.
  6. ^ Ibid.
  7. ^ Ibid.
  8. ^ Section 311.176, R.S.Mo.
  9. ^ Section 311.178, R.S.Mo
  10. ^ Section 311.200, R.S.Mo.
  11. ^ Section 311.325, R.S.Mo.
  12. ^ Ibid.
  13. ^ Section 311.310, R.S.Mo.
  14. ^ Section 311.086, R.S.Mo.
  15. ^ Section 311.310, R.S.Mo.
  16. ^ Section 311.055, R.S.Mo.
  17. ^ "Don't Try This at Home," Domestic Fuel: Alternative Fuel News: Archives, May 4, 2006
  18. ^ 26 U.S.C. 5179
  19. ^ 26 U.S.C. 5601
  20. ^ 26 U.S.C. 5602
  21. ^ 27 CFR Part 19
  22. ^ Chapter 312, R.S.Mo.
  23. ^ Council Says Yes To Early Sunday Beer Sales - Political News Story - KETV Omaha. Retrieved on 2008-02-23.
  24. ^ Nevada Revised Statutes: Chapter 458, Section 260. Retrieved on 2007-05-10.
  25. ^ NMSA 60-7A-1 Section A
  26. ^ NMSA 60-7A-1 Section B
  27. ^ NMSA 60-7A-1 Section D
  28. ^ NMSA 60-7A-1 Section C,H
  29. ^ NMSA 60-7A-1 Section E
  30. ^ NMSA 60-7B-1 Section B (1)
  31. ^ Ohio Revised Code» TITLE [43 XLIII LIQUOR» CHAPTER 4301: LIQUOR CONTROL LAW]. Retrieved on 2007-10-18.
  32. ^ Michie's Legal Resources

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