In New York, where VinePair HQ is located, we’re fortunate to live by relatively lax liquor, wine, and beer laws. Residents of other U.S. states, though, aren’t quite so lucky.

Each state has its own set of alcohol rules and restrictions — some of which are just plain weird. And because of the outdated and oppressive nature of restricting alcohol sales at certain times, days, or holidays, you may be wondering: Can I buy booze on Memorial Day?

In most cases, the answer is yes. You’ll have the green light for emergency beer runs for backyard barbecues in nearly every state. There is a chance, though, you might have to stock up on alcohol early or plan your pickups based on which liquor stores will be open or closed. Below is a helpful state-by-state chart to inform your last-minute booze decisions on Memorial Day.

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State Alcohol Sales? Notes
Alabama Some All liquor stores closed except in two cities: Orange Beach and Gulf Shore.
Alaska Yes
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut Yes
Delaware Yes
Florida Yes
Georgia Some Depends what county you’re in.
Hawaii Yes
Idaho Some State-owned liquor stores are closed and availability varies by county.
Illinois Some Some restrictions on sales in the early-morning hours, and each county is different.
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas Some Kansas alcohol laws are quite complicated.
Kentucky Some State is historically and overwhelmingly dry, but you can try.
Louisiana Yes
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts Yes Liquor sales restricted before noon.
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Yes
Mississippi Yes
Missouri Yes
Montana Some State-owned liquor stores will be closed. No liquor sales, but beer and wine available.
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Yes
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York Yes
North Carolina Yes
North Dakota Yes
Ohio No
Oklahoma Yes
Oregon Yes
Pennsylvania Yes
Rhode Island Yes
South Carolina Yes
South Dakota Yes Generally allowed, but may depend on local ordinances.
Tennessee Yes
Texas Yes
Utah No State-run liquor stores are closed.
Vermont Yes
Virginia Yes State-run liquor stores close at 6 p.m.
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes