The NYC Hospitality Alliance successfully advocated to allow restaurants and bars to sell “alcohol to-go” at the start of the pandemic and the Governor extended the policy every month for more than one year. The alcohol to-go policy was very popular with customers and provided a critical revenue stream to struggling restaurants and bars. However, when the policy abruptly ended in 2021, it dealt a financial blow to many restaurants and bars.
Since that time, the NYC Hospitality Alliance fiercely advocated for the return of this popular and important policy. Then on April 7, 2022, the Governor and Legislature agreed to reinstate the “drinks to go” policy for restaurants and bars. A major victory for the NYC Hospitality Alliance and our industry!