Washington DC Liquor Laws

You can purchase...
Beer at Grocery stores
Wine at Grocery stores
Liquor at Liquor stores
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Grocery/Liquor Store (Off-Premise) Sale Hours:
Sunday to Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00am
Laws in Neighboring States:
Virginia's Laws Maryland's Laws
Sunday restrictions:
Bar closing time:

Additional notes: Not being a state has its advantages: DC is the only place in the country where bars and restaurants can purchase alcohol directly from breweries/distilleries; every other state requires using a wholesaler.

Also, small breweries and distilleries can self-distribute their product. More info:


Official Washington DC alcohol laws: http://abra.dc.gov/publication/abc-laws-and-regulations-dc-official-code-title-25-and-dcmr-title-23


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