Shifting alcohol laws leave some patrons with questions
Lisette Barnes is the president of the Oklahoma Beer Alliance, which represents Oklahoma beer distributors from across the state. Over the past few months, legislators and the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) Commission have continued to adjust Oklahoma’s alcohol laws to alleviate and address business and consumer concerns. These shifting laws and rules have left some Oklahomans questioning what they can and can't do. Why can’t customers buy more than two beers at a time at a bar or restaurant anymore?
The rules for selling full-strength beer, wine and mixed drinks always limited the amount a customer could buy to two drinks per person at the table. Oklahomans were used to 3.2 beer sales rules, which were much more lenient, and allowed customers to buy buckets of beer at a time. Now that full-strength alcohol sales are available at more bars and restaurants, customers are experiencing these limits more often.
Are to-go beer and wine sales coming back to college football game days?
Yes, bars and restaurants within 2,000 feet of the stadium can sell to-go beer and wine to consumers on game day from 8 a.m. to midnight, and consumers can walk around with their beverage.
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