PHOENIX (KYMA, KECY) - The Arizona legislature passed a bill to permanently allow cocktails to go from restaurants, bars, and distilleries to support businesses affected by COVID-19.
Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said the bill, HB 2773, now heads to Governor Doug Ducey for his signature.
“Cocktails to-go has proved to be a vital economic lifeline for hospitality businesses across the U.S.,” said Adam Smith, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States Vice President of State Government Relations. “Arizona businesses have been hit particularly hard and allowing cocktails to-go will provide much-needed relief. Making the measure permanent will also create certainty and stability for Arizona’s restaurants, bars, and distilleries while increasing convenience for consumers. We thank the legislature for passing this business- and consumer-friendly measure and encourage Governor Ducey to sign this bill as soon as possible.”
Since the pandemic started, more than 35 states began allowing bars and restaurants to sell cocktails to go as a COVID economic relief measure.