To-Go and Delivery Alcohol: A State-by-State Pandemic Guide

During the current pandemic crisis, bars and restaurants (until last Friday and not in South Dakota) have been closed for dine/drink-in. All states (except SD & NM) have allowed some sort of alcohol takeout, though many states (Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania) already allowed some to-go sales by many/all bars.

Here’s a roundup based mostly on my quick review of great resources from the California, Wine Institute, let me know what’s wrong.

Arizona, Iowa, Louisiana, Nevada, and Ohio appear to have the most flexibility, allowing beer/wine/liquor/mixed drinks to-go/delivery without food.

 

States Takeout Beer & Wine Delivery Beer & Wine Takeout Mixed Drinks Delivery Mixed Drinks Takeout Liquor Bottles Delivery Liquor Bottles  Food Sale Required  Alcohol Delivery/Takeout already Allowed
Alabama x x no
Alaska x x x x req’d for delivery
Arizona x x x x x x no Everything except mixed drinks, so long not 30%+ sales
Arkansas x x yes
California x x x x x x req’d for mixed drinks
Colorado x x x x x x yes
Connecticut x x x yes
Delaware x x x yes
D.C. x x x x x x yes
Florida x x x x yes
Georgia x yes
Hawaii x x x x yes
Idaho x x no Beer/wine to-go
Illinois x x x x no
Indiana x x no Beer/wine to-go some bars
Iowa x x x x x x no beer to go
Kansas x x x no
Kentucky x x x x yes
Louisiana x x x x x x no already allowed to go
Maine x x x x x x yes
Maryland x x x x x x yes
Massachusetts x x yes
Michigan x x no Beer/wine to-go some bars
Minnesota x yes
Mississippi wine only yes to-go beer/mixed drinks in certain areas
Missouri x x x x x x req’d for mixed drinks Everything except mixed drinks=
Montana x x x no Everything except mixed drinks to go
Nebraska x x x x x x yes
Nevada x x x x x x no certain areas
New Hampshire x x
New Jersey x x x x yes
New Mexico n/a
New York x x x x x x yes
North Carolina x yes
North Dakota x x x x x x yes
Ohio x x x x x x no beer/wine to go
Oklahoma x x no
Oregon x x x no
Pennsylvania x x no beer/wine to go/delivery
Rhode Island x x yes
South Carolina x no
South Dakota n/a
Tennessee x x x x yes
Texas x x x x yes
Utah x yes
Vermont x x x x x x yes
Virginia x x x x yes
Washington x x x x req’d for liquor
West Virginia x x yes
Wisconsin x x yes
Wyoming x x yes

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