How Early Can a Michigan Bar Serve Drinks? Dive into the Legal Hours
In Michigan, it's tailgating season, which means bars are filled with those ready to celebrate their favorite teams with food and drink. Die-hards are known to start "pre-gaming" pretty early on game day, but how early can fans belly up to the bar?
It's time to dive into the fascinating world of drink-serving hours in the Great Lakes State. So, just how early can your favorite local watering hole start whipping up those refreshing cocktails and pouring pints of your preferred brew? Well Michigander, you'll be raising a glass and toasting the law in the Wolverine state.
How Early Can a Michigan Bar Serve a Drink?
Michigan's liquor laws allow bars to serve alcohol as early as 7:00 a.m. Yes, you read that right! This means you can kick off your day with a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or a good old cup of coffee. Morning meetings or brunch gatherings just got a lot more interesting, and those ready to get in the spirit of the big game as the sun is rising are in luck.
If the whole Sunday Funday is your thing, you'll have to wait until noon to hear "What can I get you" from your favorite bartender. In Michigan, bars from noon to 2:00 a.m. on Sunday.
If you're looking to grab and go for your tailgate festivities, Michigan retailers can sell on-premise and off-premise from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Monday to Saturday and from noon to 2:00 a.m. on Sunday. However, retailers can obtain a special license extension and sell alcohol from 7:00 a.m. on Sundays.
Keep in mind, while these are the general guidelines, individual bars and restaurants might have slightly different hours, so always double-check with your favorite local spot to avoid any surprises. Remember to drink responsibly too. Cheers!
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