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Connecticut Liquor Control Division Issues New Year’s Eve/Day Reminders

By December 28, 2017Connecticut, Top News, Legal Matters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From the Office of John Suchy
Director, Liquor Control Division

Friday, December 29, 2017

Expanded Hours of Operation on New Year’s Day for Restaurants and Bars; Not for Package Stores or Grocery Stores

It’s that time of the year again.

  • Businesses operating with café permits may remain open past the normal closing times but must be closed by 3:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018 (New Year’s Eve Celebrations).
  • Package stores are closed on New Year’s Day.
  • Grocery stores may not sell beer on New Year’s Day.

Here are the relevant state statutes:

  • The sale or the dispensing or consumption or the presence in glasses or other receptacles suitable to permit the consumption of alcoholic liquor by an individual in places operating under hotel permits, restaurant permits, cafe permits, restaurant permits for catering establishments, bowling establishment permits, racquetball facility permits, club permits, coliseum permits, coliseum concession permits, special sporting facility restaurant permits, special sporting facility employee recreational permits, special sporting facility guest permits, special sporting facility concession permits, special sporting facility bar permits, golf country club permits, nonprofit public museum permits, university permits, airport restaurant permits, airport bar permits, airport airline club permits, tavern permits, a manufacturer permit for a brew pub, manufacturer permits for beer and brew pubs, casino permits, caterer liquor permits and charitable organization permits shall be unlawful on: (1) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of one o’clock a.m. and nine o’clock a.m.; (2) Saturday between the hours of two o’clock a.m. and nine o’clock a.m.; (3) Sunday between the hours of two o’clock a.m. and ten o’clock a.m.; (4) Christmas, except (A) for alcoholic liquor that is served where food is also available during the hours otherwise permitted by this section for the day on which Christmas falls, and (B) by casino permittees at casinos, as defined in section 30-37k; and (5) January first between the hours of three o’clock a.m. and nine o’clock a.m., except that on any Sunday that is January first the prohibitions of this section shall be between the hours of three o’clock a.m. and ten o’clock a.m.
  • The sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer, manufacturer permits for beer and brew pubs or grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Thanksgiving Day, New Year’s Day or Christmas; and such sale or dispensing of alcoholic liquor in places operating under package store permits, drug store permits, manufacturer permits for beer, manufacturer permits for beer and brew pubs and grocery store beer permits shall be unlawful on Sunday before ten o’clock a.m. and after six o’clock p.m. and on any other day before eight o’clock a.m. and after ten o’clock p.m. It shall be unlawful for the holder of a manufacturer permit for a brew pub to sell beer for consumption off the premises on the days or hours prohibited by this subsection. Any town may, by a vote of a town meeting or by ordinance, reduce the number of hours during which such sale shall be permissible.

If you have any questions, you can contact a liquor agent at (860) 713-6210 or at dcp.liquorcontrol@ct.gov

John J. Suchy, Director of the Liquor Control Division

The Department of Consumer Protection, through the State Liquor Control Commission, oversees all sales of liquor in the State of Connecticut.  165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1630,  Liquor Control Division webpage www.ct.gov/dcp

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