California to allow sale of to-go cocktails through 2021

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There’s one pandemic change that Californians are sure to toast: The to-go cocktail.

Gavin Newsom, London Breed

California Gov. Gavin Newsom prepares to speak at a news conference about relief for restaurants as San Francisco Mayor London Breed laughs and looks on outside Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. The governor offered his support for the extension and expansion of outdoor dining and takeout cocktails. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state will allow restaurants to continue selling takeout alcohol and keep expanded outdoor dining through the end of the year.

Restaurants turned to takeout and outdoor seating during the last year as coronavirus restrictions limited indoor service.

The state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control relaxed regulations to allow them to keep selling alcohol, which can be a big moneymaker.

The state is set to drop all capacity limits on businesses, indoor and outdoor, on June 15.

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