In time for the holidays and the final push of 2020, the city of Denver released revised guidelines for restaurants, bars and liquor stores on Wednesday.
Remember that restaurants and bars serving food will only be allowed outdoors during the Denver Level Red shutdown. Diners can still order takeaway food and alcohol from these stores, and restaurants that take the necessary steps can offer home delivery that allows alcohol to be delivered to a customer’s doorstep along with dinner.
The main consequence of the latest city rules is that alcohol sales in restaurants and liquor stores will be extended after 10 p.m., but only for drinking outside the company. Restaurants and bars that serve food can officially resume serving alcohol until 2 a.m., but only until late at night.
“Denver updated its latest public health ordinance to better align it with state regulations on alcohol sales and delivery times,” the city wrote in a press release. The new times for the last call take effect immediately.
According to the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment, here are the revised restrictions for the last call:
- The last call for outdoor alcohol service in restaurants is at 8 p.m.
- Alcohol consumption outdoors in restaurants is permitted until 10 p.m.
- Alcohol takeaway and roadside service from restaurants also stop at 10pm
- Liquor store sales and deliveries end at midnight.
- The delivery of alcohol in the restaurant and bar ends at 2 a.m.