Not Legal Advice:
A WUFT News analysis found that the rules for stores in different Florida counties and municipalities vary widely.
State law prohibits on/off-premise sale between 3am and 7am. In Florida, sales is not controlled by the state. They basically leave it up to the local government to decide the hours.
Alcohol is not sold on Sunday, although a few counties including Miami-Dade are licensed to sell alcohol seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Sarasota County alcohol law allows alcohol sale at 6am Monday-Saturday following a 2am cutoff (except Sunday). But in November 2014, they lifted the ban on early Sunday alcohol sales. Businesses in unincorporated Sarasota County started selling alcohol the same hours on Sunday as every other day of the week.
See Liquor Laws by State and read the 2014 Florida Statutes for alcohol, beverages and tobacco for more info.
Get Tips for Responsible Alcohol Use from UNCG.edu.
In the news: New research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows how elements of the brain’s stress and reward pathways can interact to suppress binge alcohol drinking. The finding, now online in the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggests potential strategies for treating and preventing alcohol use problems. Read more at NIH.gov.