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
DE (Delaware)
1/1/2003 - 2/10/2016Yes YesYes 1 Citations
DE (Delaware)
2/11/2016 - 1/1/2017  YesYes 1 Citations
IL (Illinois)
1/1/2003 - 7/14/2015YesYes BannedFull Day Price Reductions not bannedYesYes2 Citations
IL (Illinois)
7/15/2015 - 1/1/2017Yes YesRestrictedFull Day Price Reductions not bannedYesYes4 Citations
KS (Kansas)
1/1/2003 - 6/30/2012Yes  BannedFull Day Price Reductions not bannedYesYes3 Citations
KS (Kansas)
7/1/2012 - 1/1/2017Yes  Yes 4 Citations
OR (Oregon)
1/1/2003 - 3/31/2003     No Law
1 Citations
OR (Oregon)
4/1/2003 - 1/1/2017   RestrictedPermitted before midnight.Yes 1 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
1/1/2003 - 7/27/2011  YesRestrictedPermitted before midnight; maximum of 2 hours per day.YesYes1 Citations
PA (Pennsylvania)
7/28/2011 - 1/1/2017  YesRestrictedPermitted before midnight; maximum of 4 hours per day and/or 14 hours per week.YesYes4 Citations
UT (Utah)
1/1/2003 - 5/4/2003 Yes BannedThe status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertain  3 Citations
UT (Utah)
5/5/2003 - 1/1/2017Yes YesBannedThe status of Full Day Price Reductions is uncertainYesYes13 Citations
VT (Vermont)
1/1/2003 - 8/31/2005   BannedFull Day Price Reductions not banned  1 Citations
VT (Vermont)
9/1/2005 - 1/1/2017Yes  BannedFull Day Price Reductions not banned  1 Citations
VA (Virginia)
1/1/2003 - 7/27/2016Yes YesRestrictedPermitted before 9 p.m.YesYes2 Citations
VA (Virginia)
7/28/2016 - 1/1/2017  YesRestrictedPermitted before 9 p.m.YesYes3 Citations