With New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching, the state Department of Consumer Protection is reminding the public about the hours that businesses can legally sell and serve liquor during the holiday.
On Dec. 31st, liquor stores and grocery stores with beer permits may sell products during their normal hours until 9 p.m. Bars, restaurants and cafés may serve drinks, beer or wine until 3 a.m. the following morning, Jan. 1. The department notes that café permit businesses, typically bars, must be closed at 3 a.m. Restaurants may remain open after that hour but no alcoholic beverages may be served.