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
Alabama (14)
1/1/2020  YesRestricted

Permitted 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  2 Citations
Alaska (12)
1/1/2020Yes  BannedYes 1 Citations
Arizona (18)
1/1/2020   Yes 1 Citations
Arkansas (16)
1/1/2020Yes YesYes 2 Citations
California (20)
1/1/2020     3 Citations
Colorado (22)
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Connecticut (24)
1/1/2020 Yes Yes 1 Citations
Delaware (4)
1/1/2020  YesYes 1 Citations
District of Columbia (26)
1/1/2020 Yes   2 Citations
Florida (29)
1/1/2020     
Georgia (31)
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Hawaii (33)
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Idaho (37)
1/1/2020     
Illinois (2)
1/1/2020Yes YesRestricted

Permitted before 10 p.m.; maximum of 4 hours per day and 15 hours per week.

YesYes4 Citations
Indiana (40)
1/1/2020  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Iowa (35)
1/1/2020     
Kansas (5)
1/1/2020Yes  Yes 4 Citations
Kentucky (43)
1/1/2020Yes    1 Citations
Louisiana (45)

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

1/1/2020   Yes 2 Citations
Maine (51)
1/1/2020Yes  Yes 1 Citations
Maryland (49)
1/1/2020     
Massachusetts (47)
1/1/2020Yes  BannedYesYes1 Citations
Michigan (53)
1/1/2020Yes YesYes 3 Citations
Minnesota (55)
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Mississippi (59)
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Missouri (57)
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Montana (61)
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Nebraska (67)
1/1/2020  YesYes 1 Citations
Nevada (75)
1/1/2020     
New Hampshire (69)
1/1/2020Yes    1 Citations
New Jersey (71)
1/1/2020  YesYes 1 Citations
New Mexico (73)
1/1/2020  YesYes 1 Citations
New York (77)
1/1/2020Yes YesYes 1 Citations
North Carolina (5115)

Multiple servings at one time are limited to not more than two, if the drinks are a malt beverage, unfortified wine, or fortified wine, and if not sold at a stadium, athletic facility, or arena on the campus or property of a public college or university, or during a sports event sponsored by a public college or university.

1/1/2020  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  3 Citations
North Dakota (65)
1/1/2020     
Ohio (79)
1/1/2020Yes YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes2 Citations
Oklahoma (81)
1/1/2020   YesYes2 Citations
Oregon (3)
1/1/2020   Restricted

Permitted before midnight.

Yes 1 Citations
Pennsylvania (6)
1/1/2020  YesRestricted

Permitted before midnight; maximum of 4 hours per day and/or 14 hours per week.

YesYes4 Citations
Rhode Island (5108)
1/1/2020  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

YesYes2 Citations
South Carolina (87)
1/1/2020  YesRestricted

Permitted 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  2 Citations
South Dakota (89)
1/1/2020     
Tennessee (91)

After 10 p.m., on-premises retailers are prohibited from offering multiple servings at one time or drinks with increased volume for the same price as regular-sized drinks.  Prior to August 20, 2014, on-premises retailers were also prohibited from offering reduced price drinks after 10 p.m.

1/1/2020YesYes Restricted

Permitted before 10 p.m.

YesYes1 Citations
Texas (93)
1/1/2020  YesRestricted

Permitted before 11 p.m.

YesYes1 Citations
Utah (1)
1/1/2020Yes YesBanned

The status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertain

YesYes8 Citations
Vermont (8)
1/1/2020Yes  Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Virginia (7)
1/1/2020  YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes3 Citations
Washington (98)
1/1/2020  Yes  2 Citations
West Virginia (102)
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Wisconsin (100)
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Wyoming (104)
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United States (10)
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