Colorado Gov. Jared Polis last week signed a measure extending alcohol and cocktails to-go for local distilleries, restaurants and bars in Colorado until July 1, 2021 in an effort to support the state’s struggling hospitality industry during COVID-19. There are currently more than 30 states (plus the District of Columbia) that allow that allow spirits and/or cocktails to go.
“Colorado restaurants and taverns have been incredibly hard-hit by COVID,” says Colorado State Senator Senator Jeff Bridges. “Our bill gives these small businesses a way to stay open and keep their people employed.”
According to the Colorado Restaurant Association, 87% of restaurants are making revenue from alcohol to-go and delivery and 85% of Colorado legal drinking age adults say they favor making alcohol-to-go and delivery permanent.