ENFORCEMENT, REQUIREMENTS AND PENALTIES
179:17 Hours of Sales.
I. The commission may from time to time fix either generally or specially for each license the hours between which licensees may sell beverages or liquor and may adopt such rules as to the conduct of persons holding sellers' licenses as it deems proper.
II. The following restrictions on hours of sale reflect the times during which a licensee may sell beverages or liquor, unless further extended by the commission:
(a) Off-premises licensees may sell from 6:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m., 7 days a week.
(b) On-premises licensees may sell from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., 7 days a week. The licensee may sell until 2:00 a.m. under conditions authorized by the legislative body of the city or town in which the premises are located if the legislative body adopts an ordinance authorizing such sales.
(c) Wine manufacturer licensees may sell from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week.
(d) Wholesale distributor licensees may sell from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week.
(e) Beverage manufacturer licensees may sell from 6:00 a.m. to midnight, 7 days a week.
(f) Brew pub licensees may sell off-sale from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
III. There shall be no additional restrictions on sales by any licensees on election days.
IV. All beverages and liquor served on the premises of on-premises licensees shall be consumed no later than 30 minutes after expiration of the serving hour. No beverages shall be moved from any off-premises licensee's establishment at any time except during those periods indicated as hours of sale.
V. No bottle club shall be operated or maintained after the hours fixed for the sale of beverages by on-premises licensees.
VI. Any person who violates any provision of paragraph V shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Source. 1990, 235:7; 255:1. 1994, 236:6. 1995, 129:3. 2003, 231:18, 19. 2013, 213:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2014.