Alcohol Laws For New York

Off-premises sale of wine and spirits is only at liquor stores, and beer is not sold at liquor stores; it must be sold at supermarkets and convenience stores. Exchanges for returned items are permitted (at store owners' discretion).
Some counties may retain the Sunday morning beer prohibition which the state discontinued as of July 30, 2006. Twelve dry towns, mostly in western region of state. Many counties have more restrictive off-premises hours, such as bans on beer sales overnight (hours vary). All liquor stores must be owned by a single owner, who owns that store and lives within a certain distance of it - effectively banning chain liquor stores from the state. New York City law does not allow open containers of alcohol in public.

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. - 4 a.m. (Mon - Sat)
At the store: Beer: 24 hours

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

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