Florida DBPR Announces Suspension of On-Premise Alcohol Consumption at Bars

June 26, 2020

A Tweet by Halsey Beshears, Florida’s Secretary of the Department of Business & Professional Regulations, at 11:05 a.m. this morning (06/26/20) indicated that “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on-premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.”

The order states the following:

  • All vendors licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises who derive more than 50% of gross revenue from such sales of alcoholic beverages shall suspend such sales of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises. Such vendors may continue to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the premises in accordance with Executive Order 20-71, Sections 1 and 2.
  • Vendors who are licensed as public food service establishments or "restaurants" under Chapter 509, Florida Statutes, may continue to operate for on-premises consumption of food and beverages at tables pursuant to the restrictions in Executive Order 20-139, so long as these vendors derive 50% or less of gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption.

Please note, this does include breweries regardless of having a food truck.

The full Emergency Order can be found HERE.

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