There have been a lot of rumors swirling regarding the sale of alcohol this coming weekend due to the statewide election and "dry laws" that situation normally triggers. Now we have an announcement on the subject from the Secretaria de Hacienda (basically the tax authority) of the State of Quintana Roo that appeared in this morning's edition of the state-wide newspaper Por Esto. Here we go!
The sale of alcohol is strictly prohibited from 7:30 am, Saturday, February 5th to midnight, Sunday, February 6th (= Superbowl Sunday).
The above does not apply to restaurants of hotels serving either domestic or international tourism and who are licensed to sell alcohol with food.
So the above is to say that Playa Maya or Blue Parrott or Treetops or your all-inclusive will be able to sell/serve alcohol in the usual way, but no other bars, clubs, restaurants or stores will be able to sell/serve alcohol during that approximately 40-hour period regardless of their location in or outside what might be called the tourist zone, whether the customer in question is Mexican or a foreigner. (Indeed, even our local Superior distributor has informed us in advance that there will be no deliveries on Saturday.)
Hope this helps! We'll inform you if we hear more...