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Alabama restaurants allowed to resume to-go alcohol sales

Montgomery, Ala. - Following an emergency meeting Monday, the Alabama ABC Board voted unanimously to allow the sale of wine and spirits to-go and curbside once again. The board noted requests from various business groups impacted by event cancellations and restrictions led to the emergency meeting. Read full summary of Emergency Rule.

The new rule allows for one 375 ml bottle of spirits, two 750 ml bottles of wine, or 144 ounces of beer to customers ages 21 and older.

In response to COVID closures, the board passed an emergency rule in March which allowed licensed restaurants and retailers to sale alcohol for off-premise consumption. The rule expired in September as the number of COVID cases began to decrease statewide. The order was reissued with new restrictions in response to the “dramatic increase in the spread” of COVID cases, according to a summary of the new rule.

Curbside and to-go alcohol sales will be permitted through Jan. 4, 2021.

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