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Athens-Clarke County Municipal Code

pertaining to alcohol sales

Section 6-3-5

(i)   Hours of operation.  The following hours of operation shall apply to
the sale of alcoholic beverages licensed hereunder:
(1)   Class A, retail liquor package store--8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Monday
through Saturday. Seasonal time changes shall be 2:00 a.m. current time;
(2)   Class B and C, retail package beer and/or wine--7:00 a.m. to 11:30
p.m., Monday through Saturday. Seasonal time changes shall be 2:00 a.m.
current time;
(3)   Class D, retail liquor by the drink--Monday through Friday beginning
at 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the next day; Saturday morning from 7:00 a.m.
until 1:55 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Seasonal time changes shall be 2:00
a.m. current time;
(4)   Class E and F, retail beer and/or wine by the drink- Monday through
Friday, beginning at 7 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. the next day; Saturday morning
from 7:00 a.m. until 1:55 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Seasonal time changes
shall be 2:00 a.m. current time;
(5)   Class D, E, and F licenses for alcoholic beverages which also have a
valid Sunday sales permit when New Year's Eve is on Sunday shall be
authorized to sell, offer for sale, serve and/or permit the consumption of
alcoholic beverages upon the licensed premises between the hours of 12:00
a.m. (midnight) and 2:30 a.m. on New Year's Day;
(6)   Public entertainment facilities - Hours of operation. It shall be
unlawful to keep any public entertainment facility which permits the
consumption of alcoholic beverages on its premises open for business or to
permit the same to be used or patronized at any time except during the
hours provided in subsections (i)(3) and (4) above;
(7)   Notwithstanding subparagraphs (3), (4) and (6) above, the sale of
alcoholic beverages shall be lawful on Sundays from 12:30 p.m. until 12:00
midnight in any licensed restaurant as defined in this Chapter and in any
licensed establishment which derives at least 50 percent of its total
annual gross income from the rental of rooms for overnight lodging.

Read the entire code here.