BREAKING NEWS: DBPR Suspends On-Premises Alcohol Sales at Bars

BREAKING NEWS: Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has suspended on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.

On June 26,  DBPR issued Emergency Order 2020-09 prohibiting on-site consumption of alcohol for establishments who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off-premises.

Restaurants may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables pursuant to the restrictions in Executive Order 20-139, so long as these vendors derive 50% or less gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.

Read Emergency Order 2020-09 here.