Alcohol Laws For District of Columbia

Liquor stores can begin applying for licenses to open on Sunday as of Jan. 16, 2013. No singles sold, but stores in some areas may apply for an exemption. Certain wards may be made dry by the decision of the local ANC, but as of 2005 none are The day before a federal or district holiday, on-premises retailers may sell/serve from 8 a.m.-3 a.m. On New Yer's Eve, on-premises retailers may sell/serve until 4 a.m. on Jan. 1.

Can I drink outside of the bar?
Nope. Where do you think you are, Bourbon Street?

Are there certain hours when I can't buy alcohol?
Unfortunately, there are some restrictions here.
In the bar: 8 a.m.-2 a.m. Sun.-Thu., 8 a.m.-3 a.m. Fri.-Sat.
At the store: Liquor Stores: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. daily* Grocery Stores: 9 a.m.-12 a.m. daily

You can buy these delights in just a regular grocery store:
Beer
Wine
For everything else, you'll just have to go to a damn liquor store. Like an animal.

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