Labor Day Weekend is upon us and there is no better way to celebrate the holiday than with some help from family and friends.
The holiday is the perfect excuse for an end-of-the-summer barbecue complete with all of your favorite summer foods and drinks. Of course, no barbecue is complete without some cold drinks which might have you planning for a last-minute trip to your nearest liquor store to stock up on options for the party.
However, as we know, there are many holidays on which liquor stores close their doors so if you’re heading out to your local store on Labor Day will you be greeted by a closed sign?
Are liquor stores closed on Labor Day? (2023)
While many businesses will remain open on the Labor Day holiday, liquor stores are one of the few businesses that close their doors on the holiday. However, there are some exceptions based on the state you live in.
According to Retail Me Not, the following states do not have state-controlled liquor sales and distribution which means they are permitted to sell liquor on the holiday: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.
Of course, just because these states allow for the sale of liquor on the holiday does not mean they will be open. As such, we encourage you call ahead if you plan on heading to your local liquor store this Labor Day holiday just to be certain they are indeed open for business!