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Bars Can Serve Alcohol Until 4 a.m.; Stay Open 24 Hours Until Day After Inauguration

Also, D.C. liquor stores can now submit applications to sell alcohol on Sundays

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013  |  Updated 9:48 AM EDT
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More than 150 bars and restaurants across the District are now able to serve liquor until 4 a.m. and can stay open 24 hours continuously until Jan, 22, the day after inauguration,

DCist reports:

"During a debate last year on operating hours for bars and restaurants, D.C. legislators balked at extending hours to 4 a.m. across the board. Instead, the chose to allow the longer hours during select holiday weekends and for the inauguration."

However, if a business wants wants to serve alcohol until 4 a.m., it's required to offer food service through 2 a.m., DCist notes.

That's not the only new booze-related law: As of Wednesday, District liquor stores can begin submitting applications to sell alcohol on Sundays. This comes just a day after Mayor Vincent Gray signed the bill, which was penned by Ward 1 Councilmember Jim Graham and approved by the Council last month.

 

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