PA Restaurants and Taverns Can Now Sell Cocktails to Go
Since the middle of March, restaurants in New York and Pennsylvania, as well as across the country, were ordered to closed down their dinning rooms to try and help stop the spread of the Coronavirus.
Restaurants in New York we're not only allowed to sell food to go, they were also allowed to serve adult beverages to go as well. That included beer, wine, and mixed drinks.
In Pennsylvania, restaurants were allowed to sell food to go, but not alcohol. That changed as of today according to PennLive.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe stated that starting today (Thursday), restaurants, bars, and hotels with liquor licenses, can sell prepared drinks and mixed cocktails for takeout only. The Governor stated that it is a temporary rule and he hopes that it will create more business for restaurants and bars who are struggling at the moment. He also reminded Pennsylvania residents to drink responsibly.
As each day passes under the current Coronavirus restrictions, many bars and restaurants in every state are struggling to make ends meet and keeping employees on the payroll.
Hopefully this will help the bars and restaurants in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania to survive long enough until they can once again welcome patrons back into their dining rooms.
So keep that in mind next time you order takeout. You can also get a cocktail to go and enjoy it with your meal in your home.
I don't know about you, but I enjoy mexican food even more with a nice strong margarita.
Just make sure you don't drink it on the way home. Put it in one of the cup holders in the backseat or something just to be safe.