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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Changes Over Time for Drink Specials
Jurisdiction Date Range 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
Delaware (27)
1/1/2003 - 2/10/2016Yes YesYes 1 Citations
Delaware (4)
2/11/2016 - 1/1/2019  YesYes 1 Citations
Illinois (38)
1/1/2003 - 7/14/2015YesYes Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

YesYes2 Citations
Illinois (2)
7/15/2015 - 1/1/2019Yes YesRestricted

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

YesYes4 Citations
Kansas (41)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2012Yes  Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

YesYes2 Citations
Kansas (5)
7/1/2012 - 1/1/2019Yes  Yes 4 Citations
Oklahoma (4141)
1/1/2003 - 9/30/2018   BannedYesYes1 Citations
Oklahoma (81)
10/1/2018 - 1/1/2019   YesYes2 Citations
Oregon (82)
1/1/2003 - 3/31/2003     No Law
1 Citations
Oregon (3)
4/1/2003 - 1/1/2019   Restricted

Permitted before midnight.

Yes 1 Citations
Pennsylvania (83)
1/1/2003 - 7/27/2011  YesRestricted

Permitted before midnight; maximum of 2 hours per day.

YesYes1 Citations
Pennsylvania (6)
7/28/2011 - 1/1/2019  YesRestricted

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

YesYes4 Citations
Utah (94)
1/1/2003 - 5/4/2003 Yes Banned

The status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertain

  3 Citations
Utah (1)
5/5/2003 - 1/1/2019Yes YesBanned

The status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertain

YesYes8 Citations
Vermont (96)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2005   Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Vermont (8)
9/1/2005 - 1/1/2019Yes  Banned

Full Day Price Reductions not banned

  1 Citations
Virginia (95)
1/1/2003 - 7/27/2016Yes YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes2 Citations
Virginia (7)
7/28/2016 - 1/1/2019  YesRestricted

Permitted before 9 p.m.

YesYes3 Citations