ABC Relaxes Rules For Restaurants During Coronavirus Lockdown
By Kevin Wilkerson, PubClub.com Lifestyle Blogger
With booze accounting for 30% or more of a restaurant’s revenue – and a much larger portion of its profits – this is perhaps a business-saving move for many establishments.
There’s a couple of rules, tho, the biggest one being you must order food in order to get a drink. For deliveries, alcohol cannot be delivered between 2-6 a.m., and distilleries must stick with the state mandated maximum of 2.25 liters per consumer per day. To-go drinks must be covered with a lid.
Earlier this week, Boomtown Brewery in downtown LA announced it has its beers to go and will fill up growlers of regular customers. Peter B’s Brewpub in Monterey, too, is filling up growlers, as are many brewpubs throughout the state.
Of course, you can still get beer, wine and booze from liquor and grocery stores, but mixers to make cocktails are hardly guaranteed to be in stock, what with people wiping out all kinds of items. PubClub.com has found it difficult to find orange juice, a main mixing ingredient in making rum drinks.
But now, if a restaurant has a margarita, specialty cocktail or some other beverage you love and miss, you can now get it to go or even delivered if the establishment has that as an option.
Just don’t have a party with more than 10 people at your pad.