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What states allow alcohol delivery?

Instacart alcohol delivery is available today in:

  • California

  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Illinois

  • Kentucky

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • North Carolina

  • Ohio

  • Oregon

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Washington, D.C.

 

What states does Drizly deliver to?

Drizly delivers orders within 60 minutes in the following states:

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Geogia

  • Illinois

  • Indiana

  • Kentucky

  • Louisiana

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Nebraska

  • New Jersey

  • New York

  • North Carolina

  • Ohio

  • Oregon

  • Rhode Island

  • Texas

  • Tennessee

  • Virginia,

 

 

U.S. States and Cities Allowing Alcohol Pickup and/or Delivery

  • Though the dining restrictions have only been in place for a few weeks (or even days in some cases), states and municipalities have been quick to relax liquor laws in light of the economic blow to the restaurant industry. Though many restaurants see this as a positive move, the pace of change has caused some confusion around what restaurants can and cannot do in their city or state

  •  Below, we break down the recent changes to municipal and state liquor laws.

  • Note: This list is current as of April 13, 2020.

  • On Friday, March 20, 2020, the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control implemented Governor Ducey’s Executive Order allowing restaurants to offer alcohol for sale with delivery and takeout orders. Under this new rule, restaurant licensees may temporarily sell alcohol through delivery, pickup, and curbside service, provided that the beverages are in sealed containers.

  • Restaurants may also sell mixed drinks as long as they seal the container before removing it from the licensed premises and ensure that the seal remains in place until the customer leaves.

  • On Thursday, March 19th, the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control issued a temporary rule allowing restaurants and microbreweries to sell beer and wine for off-site consumption. All alcohol must be ordered with food and the new rule does not cover the sale of liquor or mixed drinks.

  • As of March 20th, all restaurants in California were permitted to sell beer, wine, and pre-mixed drinks or cocktails for pickup or delivery, provided the drinks have a secure cap or lid (i.e. no openings for straws). Alcoholic beverages must also be sold in conjunction with meals. 

  • Any restaurant taking advantage of the new measures is also required to post a notice – either on the premises or online – that puts consumers on notice of limitations regarding open container laws. A printable version of the required notice can be found here.

  • In Colorado, restaurants are now able to deliver alcohol with food or sell it with takeout orders. For restaurants, this includes beer, wine, liquor, and mixed drinks. However, breweries or distillery pubs may not provide mixed drinks – only products manufactured on-site.

  • The temporary measure was passed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis and it stipulates that alcoholic beverages must be served in sealed containers. 

  • In Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont signed an Executive Order allowing restaurants, bars and breweries to start delivering alcohol. The order only applies to sealed liquor and does not permit the sale of cocktails made in house.

  • Following the lead of other states, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he is allowing restaurants to deliver alcohol in sealed containers for off-premises consumption. Under Executive Order Number 20-71, alcohol must be ordered alongside food and anyone getting alcohol delivered will be required to show valid ID.

  • In light of COVID-19, the Idaho State Police Bureau of Alcohol Beverage Control has updated its rules surrounding the sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption via takeout or delivery. Essentially, if you have a beer and wine license, then you are already able to sell bottles and cans of beer to-go for off-premises consumption. With additional endorsements, you may be able to sell bottles of wine, kegs of beer, and growlers of beer for off-premises consumption. Liquor may be delivered, however it can be sold for pickup if it is in a sealed container.

    Specific guidelines for the delivery of beer and wine in Idaho can be found here.

  • Like New York, Illinois was quick to loosen its state liquor laws. On Monday, March 16th, the state issued an executive order that encouraged restaurants and bars to sell alcohol “through means such as in-house delivery, third-party delivery, drive-through, and curbside pick-up.” Under the order, alcoholic drinks must be unopened and sold only during liquor sale hours.

  • FAQs about the order can be found here.

  • On Friday, March 20th, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds issued a proclamation that temporarily allows some bars and restaurants to sell liquor and wine to go, as long as it is in its original unopened container – mixed drinks are not included. The new rule applies to any Iowa business that holds a Class C liquor license.

  • Iowa has also announced that on-premises retailers who have been impacted by temporary closures are authorized to return liquor, wine, or beer in original, unopened containers to the appropriate wholesaler, provided they meet certain requirements.

  • On Thursday, March 19th, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced that he would allow restaurants and bars to deliver alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like other states, alcohol must come in a closed and sealed original container. Alcohol must also be “incidental to the purchase of a meal,” meaning bulk orders are not permitted.

  • Louisiana has relaxed its state liquor laws to allow restaurants to sell beer and wine with takeout and curbside pickup orders. Any restaurant that wishes to offer beer or wine for delivery needs to submit an application to the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control. Businesses are encouraged to submit their applications online but may also submit applications by mail or directly through email to ATC-Attorneys@atc.la.gov

  • The new rules also note that customers must buy food along with their alcohol orders, and all beer and wine must be sold in factory-sealed containers.

  • On Thursday, March 19th, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined other states in issuing an executive order to allow bars, restaurants, breweries, wineries, distilleries and “other establishments with appropriate license” to deliver alcohol off-premises or sell alcohol for takeout if it is not consumed on the premises. This includes beer, wine, and hard alcohol in sealed containers.

  • The executive order explains that social distancing recommendations must still be taken into account and all other applicable legal requirements (i.e. verification of the age of recipients) still apply.

  • On April 3rd, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a municipal relief bill that allows Massachusetts restaurants that are licensed to sell alcohol to offer beer and wine for takeout and delivery. This new rule will be in place as long as the COVID-19 state of emergency remains in effect.
    However, there are a number of restrictions to keep in mind. All alcohol purchases must be accompanied by food and the new law only applies to wine and malt beverages (beer) – hard liquor is not permitted. There are also limits on quantity, with each customer limited to 192 ounces of beer and 1.5 liters of wine per order. Finally, alcohol cannot be sold past midnight and customers must be at least 21 years of age.

  • As part of his Executive Order to Provide Relief to Restaurants and Bars During COVID-19 Emergency, Governor Pete Ricketts announced that restaurants would be able to sell beer, wine, and spirits to customers placing takeout or delivery orders of food. Restaurants can also sell alcohol via drive-through or curbside orders so that customers do not have to exit their motor vehicles.

  • New Hampshire

  • Just two days after all New Hampshire restaurants and bars were ordered to close their dining areas, Governor Chris Sununu issued an emergency order allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine with take-out orders. The temporary authorization applies to any establishment that already has a restaurant license and a license for on-premise alcohol consumption. 

  • Unlike some states, spirits and cocktails are not included under the new order. Additionally, all alcohol deliveries must be accompanied by food and beer and wine must be transported in its original container.

  • New York

  • New York was one of the first states to allow restaurants to sell alcohol for pickup and delivery. On Monday, March 16th, the New York State Liquor Authority announced that all licensed on-premises establishments could sell alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption, as long as the alcohol is accompanied by food. This includes mixed drinks, as long as the beverage is placed in a closed container.

  • In addition to requiring the purchase of food with alcohol deliveries, the new rules also stipulate that deliveries are made in a vehicle permitted by the Authority (i.e. a third-party delivery service), or a vehicle owned and operated, or hired and operated by the licensee or its employee.

  • Other FAQs about alcohol delivery in New York can be found here.

  • On April 7th, the Ohio Liquor Control Commission passed an emergency rule to allow establishments with an existing on-premises liquor permit to begin selling and delivering alcohol. This new rule includes high-proof liquor in limited quantities.

  • Alcohol orders must be accompanied by food, customers are limited to two prepackaged drinks per meal. These drinks cannot contain more than two ounces of spirituous liquor per container. Additionally, all drinks must remain closed during transport in accordance with the open container law.

  • The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission has announced that it will allow restaurants to deliver alcohol. The new rules apply to restaurants, bars and clubs holding mixed beverage, beer and wine, or caterer/mixed beverage licenses. These venues will only be allowed to deliver beer and wine in its original sealed packages.

  • Additionally, only employees of that restaurant can make the deliveries and payment prior to delivery is restricted. This means that restaurants will not be allowed to use third-party vendors to make alcohol deliveries.

  • In Oregon, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission has eased regulations on how businesses can serve alcohol. Under the new rules, restaurants that sell beer and wine to-go – meaning those that currently have an Off-Premise License – can offer curbside pickup, as long as it’s within 100 feet of the establishment (previously customers needed to go inside to make the purchase). The curfew for home deliveries has also been extended from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.

  • Additionally, a streamlined application process has been created for bars and restaurants with existing Limited On-Premises Sales and Full On-Premises Sales Licenses to start selling malt beverages, wine, and cider to go. Restaurants can find the online application for this “90-Day Authority To Operate” with an Off-Premise Sales License here.

  • On Sunday, March 22nd, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order 17, which authorized restaurants to deliver and offer alcohol, beer, and wine for takeout and delivery. All alcohol sales must be accompanied by food and must also be served in sealed containers with a secure lid – no to-go are cups permitted.

  • On Wednesday, March 18th, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a waiver that temporarily allows restaurants to deliver alcohol, as long as the drinks are accompanied by food purchases. This includes beer, wine, and mixed drinks, as long as the drink is delivered in the original container that was sealed by the manufacturer.

  • Governor Abbott also instructed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened products. This means that Texas restaurants unable to facilitate alcohol delivery have the option to sell excess inventory back to alcohol distributors and manufacturers.

  • Just two days after limiting restaurants to takeout and delivery only, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced that he would be waiving the usual rules surrounding alcohol delivery. This directive means that restaurants and bars are allowed to sell beer, wine, spirits and “spirit-based products” (i.e. cocktails) for takeout and delivery, as long as the alcohol is accompanied by a meal.

  • All alcohol must be packaged in unopened containers and deliveries must take place between 10 a.m. and 11 p.m. Retailers must also keep a detailed log of the employees who deliver alcohol and information about recipients such as names, location, ID check, and the time of the delivery.

  • It’s important to note that the Vermont state government strongly encourages restaurants to contact an insurance agent to discuss their current Liquor Liability coverage. More information about the directive can be found here.

  • In Virginia, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority has adjusted its regulations to allow restaurants to sell beer or wine in sealed containers for curbside pickup or delivery, without the need for a delivery permit. Licensed businesses are permitted to use third-party delivery services to deliver beer or wine on their behalf, but must have a written contract with the vendor specifying terms.

  • Under the new rules, licensees with off-premise privileges, such as breweries, can also sell beer and wine for curbside pickup or delivery without special permits.

  • As one of the first states to experience an outbreak of COVID-19, Washington’s restaurant industry has been particularly hard hit. To provide relief, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board passed a temporary rule allowing licensed restaurants and bars to sell to-go spirits, beer and wine for takeout or delivery. The new rule applies to FSRs that carry all three types of alcohol and all drink orders must be accompanied by food.

  • FAQs about the temporary rule can be found here.

  • Washington D.C.

  • The D.C. Council passed an Emergency COVID-19 Response Bill that allows restaurants to add wine, beer, and spirits to takeout and delivery orders. The bill stipulates that each restaurant must first receive approval by the Alcohol Beverage Regulation Administration before moving ahead with alcohol delivery or pickup. Restaurants that already have a liquor license can fill out an online form, instead of filing an additional application

  • The bill also notes that alcohol must be packaged in sealed containers and that it must accompany at least one prepared food item, which was assembled in the restaurant (meaning a bag of chips or other pre-packaged snack doesn’t count).

  • Other FAQs about the bill can be found here.

  • West Virginia

  • The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is now permitting limited home delivery of by certain licensees during the current State of Emergency. Under this new rule, restaurants may deliver beer or wine (no liquor or mixed drinks) in the sealed original container as long as the owner of the license is delivering take-away food orders. This means that restaurants cannot use unlicensed third parties to make alcohol deliveries.

  • Atlanta, Georgia

  • Though Georgia has not loosened its state liquor laws, the city of Atlanta has. Following new dining restrictions, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms officially signed an order allowing the city’s restaurants to sell beer and wine to-go for “off-premises consumption.” The order does not extend to liquor or any open containers.

  • Fargo, North Dakota

  • The state of North Dakota has not permitted the sale of alcohol for pickup and delivery, but the city of Fargo has. For 30 days, the city is allowing restaurants to sell beer and wine with takeout and delivery orders. The temporary change does not include the sale of mixed drinks.