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Consumer Alert: No, You Still Cannot Buy Alcohol on Thanksgiving Day

Off-Premise Alcohol Sales Are Not Allowed on Thanksgiving Day

HARTFORD -- The Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) Liquor Control Division is reminding consumers that package stores are closed, and grocery stores cannot sell beer on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. Manufacturers, such as breweries, also may not sell for off-premise consumption and drinks to go from restaurants are prohibited on Thanksgiving Day as well. 

“This is our annual reminder that if you want to have alcohol on hand during your Thanksgiving Day festivities you must make those purchases prior to Thursday,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Bryan T. Cafferelli. “On-premise consumption of alcohol is allowed. As always, we remind the public to use alcohol responsibly this Thanksgiving.”

Consumers who have questions or complaints regarding liquor permittees in the state, or who observe any package stores, grocery stores, manufacturers or restaurants selling alcohol for off premise consumption on Thanksgiving, are encouraged to contact the Liquor Control Division by emailing, or by calling (860) 713-6210.

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