Alcohol Laws For Maryland

This state, much like others in the Mid-Atlantic region, is just an utter clusterbang of rules and policies. Most control is relegated to counties and municipalities who have a wide variety of conflicting rules. A few trends can be noted, namely that the sale of alcohol in gas stations and grocery stores is rare but not unheard of.

The city and county of Baltimore have some rather peculiar laws, the most interesting of which is life of the ban on Sunday package (off-premise) sales between Thanksgiving and New Years. They really get into the holiday spirit(s) around Bodymore, Murdaland.

Thinking about Maryland's confusing county by county regs is turning me into a real crab. Honestly we're all better off if you just go to the fucking Wikipedia.

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: There are no central state laws but it seems no Counties serve later than 2 AM
At the store: Once again counties make their own laws, very few selling beyond Midnight...yikes!

What about alcohol sales in grocery stores?
This is one of those places where you have to buy all your alcohol from the state run liquor store. We recommend finding another place to be in.

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