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Sunday Sales Information


Liquor licensees and retail dispenser licensees with Sunday sales permits may dispense alcohol between 11 a.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday. A licensee with a Sunday sales permit may begin dispensing alcohol at 9 a.m., provided the licensee offers a meal beginning at 9:00 a.m.

A liquor licensee with a wine expanded permit and a Sunday sales permit may sell wine to go on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. If the licensee offers meals beginning at 9 a.m. on Sundays, they may begin selling wine to go at 9 a.m.

Airport Restaurant Liquor (AR) licensees with Sunday sales permits may dispense alcohol between 5 a.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday.

The following types of liquor licensees are permitted to sell alcohol – even without a Sunday sales permit – between 1 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday on Super Bowl Sunday, as well as on Dec. 31, when New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday. Additionally, when March 17 falls on a Sunday, no Sunday sales permit is required for the following types of licensees to sell alcohol between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and Groundhog's Day:

• Restaurant Liquor (R)

• Hotel Liquor (H)


Airport Restaurant Liquor (AR) licensees are permitted to sell alcohol – even without a Sunday sales permit – between 1 p.m. Sunday and 2 a.m. Monday on Super Bowl Sunday

The following retail dispenser l
icensees may sell malt or brewed beverages on Sunday occurrences of Dec. 31: 

• Eating Place Malt Beverage (E)

• Hotel Malt Beverage (L)


Distributor (D) and Importing Distributor (ID) licensees may not sell malt or brewed beverages on Sunday without having a Sunday Sales Permit. D and ID licensees with Sunday sales permits may sell malt and brewed beverages on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. to non-licensed persons and owners of Special Occasion Permits.

Licensees unclear about Sunday sales provisions are encouraged to email questions to
ra-lblicensing@pa.gov or call 717.783.8250, ext. 7