Broward County Restaurants and Bars Can Now Serve Food/Alcohol Until Midnight

Broward County restaurants and bars are now permitted to serve food and/or alcohol up until midnight, effective immediately. The previous cut-off time was 11 PM.

The on-premises sale, service, and consumption of food and/or alcohol are prohibited between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m. Food preparation and food/alcohol delivery, drive-through and take-out services will also cut off at midnight.

The new Emergency Order 20-28 also prohibits alcohol consumption in open containers or to-go cups remains prohibited in public spaces such as beaches, beach boardwalks, parks, streets, parking lots and other areas identified in the order. 

All buffet-style food or salad bars must be served by staff. Self-service buffets and salad bars are prohibited.

Establishments licensed to serve food may only operate at greater than 50% and up to 100% of indoor capacity if the establishment maintains 6 feet of distance between occupied tables at all times; limits parties to no more than 6 people at a table at any one time; and ensures that people wear facial coverings at all times except when actively eating or drinking.

Complete details of the new Emergency Order concerning all establishments serving food or alcohol are contained in Attachment 2.

Social distancing and facial covering requirements, restaurant capacity limits and sanitation and safety requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19 remain in effect.


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