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)
1/1/2021  YesRestricted

Permitted 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

  2 Citations
Alaska (12)
1/1/2021Yes  BannedYes 1 Citations
Arizona (18)
1/1/2021   Yes 1 Citations
Arkansas (16)
1/1/2021Yes YesYes 2 Citations
California (20)
1/1/2021     3 Citations
Colorado (22)
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Connecticut (24)
1/1/2021 Yes Yes 1 Citations
Delaware (4)
1/1/2021  YesYes 1 Citations
District of Columbia (5145)
1/1/2021     No Law
1 Citations
Florida (29)
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Georgia (31)
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Hawaii (33)
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Idaho (37)
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Illinois (2)
1/1/2021Yes YesRestricted

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

YesYes4 Citations
Indiana (40)
1/1/2021  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Iowa (35)
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Kansas (5)
1/1/2021Yes  Yes 4 Citations
Kentucky (43)
1/1/2021Yes    1 Citations
Louisiana (45)

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

1/1/2021   Yes 2 Citations
Maine (51)
1/1/2021Yes  Yes 1 Citations
Maryland (49)
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Massachusetts (47)
1/1/2021Yes  BannedYesYes1 Citations
Michigan (53)
1/1/2021Yes 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)
1/1/2021  YesYes 1 Citations
Nevada (75)
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New Hampshire (69)
1/1/2021Yes    1 Citations
New Jersey (71)
1/1/2021  YesYes 1 Citations
New Mexico (73)
1/1/2021  YesYes 1 Citations
New York (77)
1/1/2021Yes 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.

1/1/2021  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  3 Citations
North Dakota (65)
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Ohio (79)
1/1/2021Yes YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes2 Citations
Oklahoma (81)
1/1/2021   YesYes2 Citations
Oregon (3)
1/1/2021   Restricted

Permitted before midnight.

Yes 1 Citations
Pennsylvania (6)
1/1/2021  YesRestricted

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

YesYes4 Citations
Rhode Island (5108)
1/1/2021  YesBanned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

YesYes2 Citations
South Carolina (87)
1/1/2021  YesRestricted

Permitted 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

  2 Citations
South Dakota (89)
1/1/2021     
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.

1/1/2021YesYes Restricted

Permitted before 10 p.m.

YesYes1 Citations
Texas (93)
1/1/2021  YesRestricted

Permitted before 11 p.m.

YesYes1 Citations
Utah (1)
1/1/2021Yes YesBanned

The status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertain

YesYes8 Citations
Vermont (8)
1/1/2021Yes  Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Virginia (7)
1/1/2021  YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes3 Citations
Washington (98)
1/1/2021  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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