Some of the beer choices from The Gruff restaurant at Second and Greenup streets. Gov. Beshear authorized the delivery of alcohol with food this week
Gov. Beshear authorizes restaurants to deliver alcohol
COVINGTON, Ky. - You can now get alcohol with that food delivery.
Under an order issued by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear this week, Covington bars and restaurants that are licensed to sell alcohol can, when making a food delivery, deliver alcohol as well.
“Hopefully this encourages people to order food from our Covington restaurants,” said City Manager David Johnston.
There are rules, of course. The alcohol must be sold in its closed, original container (no “to-go cups”) and must be purchased with a meal, and not in bulk quantities.
- Deliverers must be at least 20 years of age.
- Vehicles used for delivery do not require name or license number of retail license.
- Same standards for selling/serving alcohol apply.
- There are no prohibitions of delivery or sale to dry territories.
- ABC has authority to enforce provisions of this Order.
- Alcoholic Beverage licenses set to expire on April 30, 2020, will remain in effect for an additional 30 days.
Beshear’s order said that the enforcement division of the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control would take action to enforce the order.
Johnston encouraged all establishments to check with their legal counsel and make sure that managers and staff had a good understanding of the rules so they would operate legally. “We don’t want anyone to lose their license to sell alcohol,” he said.