No Beer At The Bar – Florida Suspends Drinking with COVID-19 Spike

June 26, 2020

By: Staff Report

TAMPA Fla. – Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.

In the emergency order, Halsey Beshears, Secretary of Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation orders the following:

  • Vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on their premises, that derive more their 50% of gross revenue from those sales, have to 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 as long as 50% or less of their gross revenue comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption

With COVID-19 numbers climbing and cases trending younger residents, Florida officials made the decision to immediately prohibit the consumption of alcohol at bars statewide – again.

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