To-Go Alcohol Could Be Here to Stay in Colorado, Post-Pandemic
There's a long list of things we won't miss from this last year: Zooming, face mask acne, excessive hand sanitizing, virtual everything and just being all-around bored, to name a few. But, to-go booze? After we've all gotten our vaccines and can go out to bars, shows and our friends' BBQs again, that's something that most of us could still be down with, even when the COVID-19 pandemic is in the past.
According to The Denver Post, if a bipartisan bill passes in the legislature, then there will be no end date to Colorado's current executive order that allows to-go liquor from bars and restaurants. The order was signed by Governor Polis last March, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It may be hard to think of who would oppose the idea of being able to take margaritas on the go along with your favorite taco Tuesday takeout, but there is actually some opposition to this. The Denver Post reports that it's the Colorado Licensed Beverage Association that isn't a fan of your curbside cocktails becoming a permanent thing. They explain why here.
To-go alcohol has been a way to help struggling restaurants during the pandemic while liquor stores and dispensaries got to remain open. Well, except that brief period of time when the Denver Prohibition of 2020 happened (you can buy a shirt here, btw).
Whether the bill passes or not is a ways down the road. In the meantime, you can still get spirits to-go from places like Copper Muse, The Rio and more.
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