Prepare to hear the phrase "last call" more often than ever before: your favorite watering hole is no longer allowed to serve you booze after midnight.
On Monday, Miami-Dade passed an emergency order that would prohibit all establishments licensed to sell alcohol from doing so for onsite consumption from midnight to 6am. The new rule applies to restaurants and bars that serve food and were allowed to reopen in phase one. Venues can remain open longer but they can’t provide you with cocktails while you hang around and linger past your bedtime.
The latest guidelines mirror DBPR’s recent ban on all on-premise alcohol sales at Florida bars. That ruling didn’t quite affect South Florida, where bars remain closed but expect Mayor Giménez’s latest ordinance to have a major impact locally as it targets the recent spate of venues seen violating the county’s regulations for reopening. The new guidelines went into effect last night and will continue until further notice. And as a reminder, you’re still required to socially distance and wear a mask when dining out—and, in some cities, also in public.
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