Can You Buy Alcohol On Thanksgiving?


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Can You Buy Alcohol On Thanksgiving?

We’re gonna go out on a limb here and just call it: Thanksgiving’s gonna be INTENSE this year. With all the talk about a nation divided, we’re gonna say that you’re going to be extra thankful for that Thanksgiving wine. But what if, between choosing from all the wines to pair with food and all the beverages for each type of gathering and the exhaustive etiquette rules, you forget to buy alcohol? Depending on where you live, you might be in big trouble.

Check out the chart below to see if you can buy alcohol in your state on Thanksgiving.

State Alcohol? Notes
Alabama Some You can purchase beer and wine, but no liquor.
Alaska Yes It’s going to be cold.
Arizona Yes
Arkansas Yes
California Yes
Colorado Yes
Connecticut No
Delaware No
Florida Yes
Georgia Yes
Hawaii Yes
Idaho No
Illinois Yes
Indiana Yes
Iowa Yes
Kansas No
Kentucky Yes
Louisiana Yes Some parishes restrict Thanksgiving sales.
Maine Yes
Maryland Yes
Massachusetts No
Michigan Yes
Minnesota Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Mississippi Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving, or sales in Cleveland county.
Missouri Yes
Montana Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Nebraska Yes
Nevada Yes
New Hampshire Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
New Jersey Yes
New Mexico Yes
New York Yes
North Carolina Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
North Dakota No
Ohio Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Oklahoma No
Oregon Yes Some state-owned liquor stores closed on Thanksgiving.
Pennsylvania Some No wine or liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Rhode Island No
South Carolina Yes
Tennessee No
Texas Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Utah No
Vermont Yes
Virginia Some No liquor sales on Thanksgiving.
Washington Yes
West Virginia Yes
Wisconsin Yes
Wyoming Yes

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Check out our list of which states allow the sale of alcohol on Thanksgiving! Plan in advance.

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