Governor Glenn Youngkin signed two bills into law Monday that will extend cocktails to-go in Virginia until July 1, 2024.
Youngkin signed HB 426 and SB 254 into law. Until now, current law stated to-go drinks would be available only until July 1 of this year.
According to the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, to-go cocktails provide increased support for the hospitality industry, which is still struggling to bounce back from COVID-19.
“Virginia’s bars and restaurants can rest a bit easier knowing cocktails to-go are here to stay for another two years,” said David Wojnar, senior vice president and head of state public policy for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.”This revenue-generating measure has provided much-needed support for local hospitality businesses and increased convenience for Virginia’s consumers. We thank Governor Youngkin and the legislature for extending cocktails to-go.”