DC Alcohol Sales Extended on Holidays

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Thursday, November 15, 2012, 3:20pm. (Updated: 11/29/12 at 1:53pm) Add comments


While Mayor Vincent Gray’s attempt to raise an estimated $5M in tax revenue by extending bar hours may have failed, at least 1 small victory was won by the nightlife community of Washington, DC.

DC nightlife’s consolation prize: A new city policy that allows for extended alcohol sales on holidays.

The District of Columbia’s 2013 fiscal budget (effective 10/01/12) allows venues to apply for extended liquor permits on the evening before holidays such as Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day and even Inauguration Day.

What does this mean for you?

It means you can party harder, better, faster, stronger when you have work off for a holiday! Work has been cancelled, everyone’s in from out of town and you definitely want to be out partying later than 2AM. Well… now you can!

REMEMBER: Extended bar hours do not mean you can drive drunk through the streets of DC blasting your horn and screaming out the window. Be smart and be safe.

Washington DC’s ABC affiliate recently reported live from Ultrabar, profiling the venue as a prime destination for DC parties:

57 bars applied for permits and 42 received them, thus earning extended hours for Columbus and Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more next year.

Included in that list are Ultrabar, Barcode, Josephine and Echostage.

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