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Florida Bans Alcohol in Bars

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide effective immediately:


Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on their premises, that derive more their 50% of gross revenue from those sales, must suspend the sales of alcohol for consumption on the premises


Those vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises


Restaurants may continue to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption if 50% or less of their gross revenue comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption


Bars could reopen earlier this month as part of Governor DeSantis' Phase 2 of reopening.


It is unclear at this time if any of the other Phase 2 reopening will be impacted by this.