Texas Liquor Stores Closing Down for 61 Hours This Weekend
Have You Ever Been Mid-Party and You Run Out of Booze?
If you have never experienced that let me just tell you that it is one of the worst feelings ever. The music is playing and everyone is having a great time the drinks are flowing up until someone says "We are out of liquor". That signature cocktail was more of a hit than you thought it would be, and now someone needs to find a liquor store that's open.
We have bad news if you have not stocked up on liquor and you call Texas home.
Texas Liquor Stores Will Be Closed for 61 Hours Straight in the New Year.
Who can we thank for these closures? TABC, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition and let states regulate the sale of alcohol and of course, Texas just had to be Texas about it.
Texas Doesn't Allow the Sale of Liquor on Certain Holidays.
We all know you can't purchase liquor on Sundays and the holidays that exclude liquor sales are Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. If it's just one day how does that make it to be a 61-hour purchase ban? When a holiday falls on a Sunday, liquor sales are also banned on the following Monday. There is no exact reason why liquor stores are banned from selling liquor the following Monday but once again, Texas is going to Texas.
Texas Liquor Stores Already Closed Down for 61 Hours Straight.
Texas liquor stores closed at 9:00 p.m. and could not open until Tuesday, December 27th at 10:00 a.m.
This will happen all over again from December 31st until Tuesday, January 3rd. If you need liquor for your celebrations and you call Texas home, stock up now.