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South Carolina

These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on August 4, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in South Carolina, we recommend that you visit the Governor's Executive Orders, the Department of Commerce website or the Department of Health and Environment Control's COVID-19 resources.

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Restrictions Regarding Alcoholic Beverages at Restaurants, Bars, and Other Establishments after 11:00 p.m.

Pursuant to Executive Orders 2020-45 and 2020-50, South Carolina restaurants, bars, and other establishments licensed to sell beer, wine, or alcoholic liquor for consumption on-premises will be prohibited from doing so between the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m. the following day.

Affected licenses include:

1. On-Premises Beer and Wine Permits (PBW) or 7-Day On-Premises Beer and Wine Permit (PO7); 2. Instate Winery Permit (PWY), Domestic Winery Permit (PDW), or 7-Day Winery Permit (P7W); 3. Brewpub Beer Permit (PBB); 4. Brewery Permit (PWY); 5. Business Liquor by the Drink License (PLB); 6. Non-Profit Private Club Liquor by the Drink License (PLC); or 7. Special Event Permit or Special Non-Profit Event Permit.

The Governor’s Order does not limit the hours of sales for beer, wine or alcoholic liquors for off-premises consumption.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor/South Carolina Department of Revenue/South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Dates Available

Effective July 11, 2020, at 11:00 p.m. until the State of Emergency is declared terminated, unless otherwise modified, amended, extended, or rescinded by subsequent Order.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

N/A

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

N/A

Contact for More Information

For more information, contact the Department of Revenue’s division of Alcohol Beverage Licensing at ABL@dor.sc.gov.

List of Additional Information

For the Governor’s Orders prohibiting the sale or consumption of beer, wine or alcoholic liquors on-premises after 11:00 p.m., click here.


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