A bill that would allow bars and licensed restaurants to sell mixed drinks to go has passed the state Senate and now waits for Gov. Tom Wolf’s signature.
The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association said House Bill 327 would be a step toward helping restaurants and taverns recoup lost income amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“This gives establishments one more small revenue stream to help them survive,” executive director Chuck Moran said. “Every little bit counts. HB 327 in combination with other business saving opportunities can make a difference.”
Wolf’s office has not indicated whether the governor intends to sign the bill.
Taverns and restaurants are not allowed to sell alcohol or food for on-site consumption during Wolf’s statewide shutdown order. Those restrictions will remain in place under the yellow phase of the governor’s reopening plan for the state.