Not Legal Advice: In North Carolina, alcohol can only be sold, served and consumed after Noon on Sundays. Remember that some cities and/or counties may further restrict Sunday sales.
From Monday to Saturday, alcohol can only be sold or served between 7am and 2am.
If you hold an on-premise permit, alcohol sales must end at 2am, but customers have until 2:30am to consume it. That means, you should have all tables, counters, bars, etc. cleared of alcohol by 2:30am.
No alcoholic beverage may be removed from the licensed premises at any time that alcohol sales are not allowed by law.
For more info, refer to North Carolina’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Laws, Rules and Information.
North Carolina is one of 17 control states and a member of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association. As an agency under the Department of Public Safety, it is their overall objective to provide uniform control over the sale, purchase, transportation, manufacture, consumption and possession of alcoholic beverages in the state.
To contact the North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission, call (919) 779-0700 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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