Illinois Extends Cocktails To-Go Until 2028, Boosts Hospitality Industry


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CHICAGO, Ill. – Illinois has extended the pandemic-era measure allowing bars and restaurants to sell cocktails to-go until 2028. 

Governor JB Pritzker signed the bill into law, providing a lifeline to the struggling hospitality industry. The law requires sealed, labeled cocktails to be stored out of reach in vehicles. 

Previously set to expire in 2024, this extension aligns Illinois with 14 other states that have legalized the sale or delivery of cocktails to-go. 

The popularity of to-go cocktails has provided a much-needed revenue stream and convenience to customers.  The extension offers stability and recovery time for businesses, solidifying Illinois’ commitment to support the hospitality industry.

Under the measure, Cocktails must be sealed, labeled, and out of immediate reach in vehicles.  

It will expire August 1st, 2028.


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