It’s officially the Fourth of July and summer is in full swing! If you’re excited to lay back this exciting holiday by the pool or inside binging a few movies, then you’re probably also planning to head to your local superstore and liquor store to stock up for the festivities. It’s finally grilling season and I’m sure there are bound to be some burgers, dogs, and beers in your near future.
To celebrate Independence Day, families around the country are getting together to enjoy the nice weather and each other’s company. But of course, with the Fourth of July being on a Tuesday this year you might be wondering what stores are open and what stores are closed. Many companies are observing the holiday on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4, while others are choosing Tuesday, July 4 and Wednesday, July 5 to take off. So what does that mean for shopping?
Are liquor stores closed on the Fourth of July?
If you’re in need of a six-pack or a few handles of hard liquor this July 4, it’s important for you to know when you can shop this week. As reported by Good Housekeeping, it’s likely your local liquor store will be open today, July 4, 2023, but it actually depends on which state you’re living in.
Five states in the United States have state-owned liquor stores, so their hours might vary on the holiday. If you find yourself in Alabama, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, or Virginia, we’d highly recommend you call ahead to see if your liquor store is open or closed today. It’s very possible they will be closed for the federal holiday, or they might have limited hours on the Fourth.
If you don’t live in Alabama, Idaho, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Utah, or Virginia, it’s very likely your local liquor store will remain open on July 4, 2023. We’re sure the Fourth of July holiday stretch is a huge money-maker for liquor stores, so it makes sense they’d want to stay open.
At the end of the day, there could always be other reasons why your local liquor store could be closed or have limited hours. Calling ahead to confirm is always a good idea if you’re feeling unsure.