D.C. restaurants can start serving alcohol until midnight again for both indoor and outdoor dining starting on Monday.
Establishments that serve alcohol can resume serving beverages to customers daily from 6 a.m. to midnight, according to an order by Mayor Muriel Bowser and an emergency decision from the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
On-site alcohol sales were previously limited to between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. everyday, as a precaution to cut down the spread of COVID-19. Restaurants could stay open until midnight, but only to serve food.
The changes go into effect at 5 a.m. Monday.
The order reminds alcohol license holders that a prepared food menu with at least three options must be made available during operating hours and at least one prepared food item per party must be purchased for on-site dining and/or per order for carryout and delivery.
Additional Phase 2 limits remain in effect for D.C. restaurants, including no more than 25% capacity for indoor dining.