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ABLE permits beer and wine sale from licensed restaurants closed to dine-in service due to COVID-19

By June 13th, 2022No Comments

Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and many other cities in Oklahoma, have closed restaurants to dine-in service and permit only delivery, take-out or curb-side pickup. Beer and wine is still available to consumers from certain restaurants that are closed to dine-in service.

The Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission will permit such restaurants who already have an on-premises beer and wine or mixed beverage license to allow sealed beer and wine (no spirits) sales with food sales and to take-out or curb-side customers only.

Those beer sales can include draft beer in growlers or other sealed containers, but only from kegs that were tapped as of 3/20/20.

No alcohol sales are permitted with deliveries (either by the restaurant directly or through a commercial delivery service such as Door Dash or Postmates) and no take-out or curb-side alcohol sales are permitted by bars at all.

Phillips Murrah attorney Ellen SpiropoulosLauren Hanna

Ellen assists local and national businesses in the restaurant, entertainment and hospitality industries with obtaining applicable operating licenses and permits for food and alcoholic beverage service as well as any related compliance or enforcement issues.

For more information on this alert and its impact on your business, please call 405.552.2422 or email me.

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