Alcohol Beverages Pricing

Drink Specials

This policy topic covers laws that restrict on-premises retailers from using price- and/or volume-related marketing tactics. 

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Jurisdiction Policies as of Prohibited Citations
Free Beverages Multiple Servings at One Time Multiple Serving for Single Serving Price Happy Hours (Reduced Price) Unlimited Beverages for Fixed Price or Period Increased Volume Without Increased Price
Type of Provision Description
AL (Alabama)
1/1/2018  YesRestrictedPermitted 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.  2 Citations
AK (Alaska)
1/1/2018Yes  BannedYes 1 Citations
AZ (Arizona)
1/1/2018   Yes 1 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
1/1/2018Yes YesYes 2 Citations
CA (California)
1/1/2018     3 Citations
CO (Colorado)
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CT (Connecticut)
1/1/2018 Yes Yes 1 Citations
DE (Delaware)
1/1/2018  YesYes 1 Citations
DC (District of Columbia)
1/1/2018 Yes   2 Citations
FL (Florida)
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GA (Georgia)
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HI (Hawaii)
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ID (Idaho)
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IL (Illinois)
1/1/2018Yes YesRestrictedPermitted before 10 p.m.; maximum of 4 hours per day and 15 hours per week.YesYes4 Citations
IN (Indiana)
1/1/2018  YesBannedFull Day Price Reductions not banned  1 Citations
IA (Iowa)
1/1/2018     
KS (Kansas)
1/1/2018Yes  Yes 4 Citations
KY (Kentucky)
1/1/2018Yes    1 Citations
LA (Louisiana)

On-premises retailers may not offer an unlimited number of drinks for a fixed price after 10 p.m.

1/1/2018   Yes 2 Citations
ME (Maine)
1/1/2018Yes  Yes 1 Citations
MD (Maryland)
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MA (Massachusetts)
1/1/2018Yes  BannedYesYes1 Citations
MI (Michigan)
1/1/2018Yes YesYes 3 Citations
MN (Minnesota)
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MS (Mississippi)
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MO (Missouri)
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MT (Montana)
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NE (Nebraska)
1/1/2018  YesYes 1 Citations
NV (Nevada)
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NH (New Hampshire)
1/1/2018Yes    1 Citations
NJ (New Jersey)
1/1/2018  YesYes 1 Citations
NM (New Mexico)
1/1/2018  YesYes 1 Citations
NY (New York)
1/1/2018Yes YesYes 1 Citations
NC (North Carolina)
1/1/2018 YesYesBanned Full Day Price Reductions not banned  1 Citations
ND (North Dakota)
1/1/2018     
OH (Ohio)
1/1/2018Yes YesRestrictedPermitted before 9 p.m.YesYes2 Citations
OK (Oklahoma)
1/1/2018   BannedYesYes1 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2018   RestrictedPermitted before midnight.Yes 1 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2018  YesRestrictedPermitted before midnight; maximum of 4 hours per day and/or 14 hours per week.YesYes4 Citations
RI (Rhode Island)
1/1/2018  YesBannedYesYes2 Citations
SC (South Carolina)
1/1/2018  YesRestrictedPermitted 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.  2 Citations
SD (South Dakota)
1/1/2018     
TN (Tennessee)

After 10 p.m., on-premises retailers may not offer multiple servings at one time, reduced price drinks, or drinks with increased volume for the same price as regular-sized drinks.

1/1/2018YesYes RestrictedPermitted before 10 p.m.YesYes1 Citations
TX (Texas)
1/1/2018  YesRestrictedPermitted before 11 p.m.YesYes1 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/2018Yes YesBannedThe status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertainYesYes8 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2018Yes  BannedFull Day Price Reductions not banned  1 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2018  YesRestrictedPermitted before 9 p.m.YesYes3 Citations
WA (Washington)
1/1/2018  Yes  2 Citations
WV (West Virginia)
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WI (Wisconsin)
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WY (Wyoming)
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US ( United States)
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