Are liquor stores open and can you buy liquor on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2, 2013? That all depends on the state that you live in. Liquor laws have changed over the years and many states allow the sale of liquor on Labor Day, but some states still close their liquor stores for federal holidays and Labor Day is a federal holiday.
According to the Washington Post on Aug. 28, some liquor stores are open at the owners discretion in one area around the country's capitol. Connecticut and Massachusetts liquor stores are open on Monday Sept. 2. Then there are states like Pennsylvania that will close their liquor stores on Monday, according to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. New Hampshire is one of the states that are opening up their liquor stores on Labor Day and following normal Monday hours.
Utah does not allow liquor sales on Labor Day according to their state Liquor Control Board website. Some states will open or close their liquor stores by county or even by town or city. Alabama has a list of the state liquor stores that will open on Monday along with reduced hours.
To find out if your city or town is selling liquor in its stores on this 2013 Labor Day holiday, the best thing to do is call ahead. Many states allow stores to open on Sunday for sale of alcohol in stores, so you can always stock up Saturday and Sunday for Monday's holiday.
All States: To check if liquor stores in your state, city or town are open on Labor Day Monday Sept. 2, click on State Alcoholic Beverage or Liquor Control Board Directory and look up your state.
Drink responsibly and don't forget about all the DUI roadblock checks that local and state law enforcement run nationwide on most every holiday. Even after just one beer, the smell of alcohol on your breath while you're behind the wheel is a certain DUI side of the road test. Most of all remember that you save lives by not drinking and driving and one of those lives could be your own!