Restaurants Now Authorized to Sell Mixed Drinks To Go

May 22, 2020
Aaron K. Zeamer

We can now enjoy professionally-crafted cocktails from our favorite bars and restaurants in the safety and comfort of our own homes and backyards! Of course, this privilege does not come without restrictions…

After much anticipation in the hospitality industry (and from those of us who enjoy a good cocktail), Governor Wolf has signed into law Act 21 of 2020, which immediately authorizes licensees to sell mixed drinks to go in Pennsylvania for the remainder of the COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration.

Hotel and restaurant liquor licensees operating for food takeout may now also sell cocktails in sealed containers of no less than 4 ounces but no more than 64 ounces in a single transaction. Additionally, establishments selling mixed drinks for takeout are required to display a notice informing patrons of the requirements for transportation of these open containers.

For additional guidance, see my previous blog posts on this matter:

Mixed Drinks To Go?

Break Open the Bottle! PA Licensees Can Sell Mixed Drinks To Go

Aaron Zeamer is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He practices in a variety of areas, including Business Law and Liquor License matters. Aaron works frequently with commercial real estate agents, brokers, restaurant and bar owners, breweries, distilleries, and wineries to facilitate the sale and transfer of PA liquor licenses.