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Time that bars close?

What time do the bars close in San Fransisco?

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1. Re: Time that bars close?

2 am is when they stop serving liquor.

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2. Re: Time that bars close?

Maybe sooner if there's trouble and the police have to come.

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lprobin asked «What time do the bars close in San Fransisco?»

drummerliz «2 am is when they stop serving liquor.»

F'Roadrunner «Maybe sooner if there's trouble and the police have to come.»

Most hotels' bars close at 01:00.

Most bars with entertainment close at 01:30.

Most gin mills close at 01:50.

Last call for alcohol is usually twenty minutes before closing.

California is the part of the United States of America that surrounds us and we're subject to its laws. Alcoholic beverages may not be legally provided 'tween 02:00 and 06:00. Off-sale retailers are subject to the same restriction but, unlike bars, they work to the minute.

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SwingCha blathers>>....California is the part of the United States of America that surrounds us and we're subject to its laws. Alcoholic beverages may not be legally provided 'tween 02:00 and 06:00. Off-sale retailers are subject to the same restriction but, unlike bars, they work to the minute.....<<

And what FEDERAL laws, or more correctly regulations might these be?

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The laws or regulations or whatever they are regarding times of alcohol sales are California State things, not US federal ones. No sales of alcoholic beverages are permitted between 2AM and 6AM anywhere in the state, and no *consumption* of alcohol is permitted in establishments licensed to serve alcohol during these times, even if purchased beforehand. Bars generally close by 2AM but dance clubs that stay open all night will have the bouncers come round about 1:45 and advise the patrons that they must finish their drinks now or get rid of them.

You can consume alcohol privately after 2 but you won't be able to buy any until 6, if you're still up for it then

7-11s and the like generally lock the coolers with beer or wine at 2, and some places will stop selling at 1:00 or 1:30, to discourage last minute visits by the already inebriated.

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At best (or worst, depending on your viewpoint) hours for on and off premise alcohol sales are set by state regulations. In many states counties or municipalities can establish their own hours and conditions for alcohol sales, a practice referred to as "local option". Theoretically there are avenues within the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations for local governments to alter hours of sales within their jurisdiction but to my knowledge this hasn't occurred to any major degree, unlike say Kentucky and Arkansas where the rules change with almost each county line. California does show some variation in other areas of alcoholic beverage sales regulations such as sales licenses, with San Francisco having a huge number more of both on and off premises licenses per capita than any other county in the State.

SwingCha's assertion of a single Federally mandated set of operating hours for bars and other places selling alcohol is patently absurd.

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How very interesting....I would never have thought California as a state (or other states for that matter) would stop selling alcohol from 2 (or earlier). Thats surprisingly early compared to Sydney (and elsewhere), if clubs/bars here that stay open to 6am or whatever stopped selling alcohol at 2 they would go out of business! lol though I guess makes Australians sound like a country of drunks!

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Caffiend should learn to read what's written, rather than what would like to see, so that statements such as «SwingCha's assertion of a single Federally mandated set of operating hours for bars and other places selling alcohol is patently absurd.» are not made.

Better luck next time.

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I'm a little confused by all of the posts above, as far as I know NYC bars are permitted to serve liquor to it's patrons until 4 am... not 2.

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With regard to why bars close in California at 2: a.m.

The legend I have always heard about this has to do with the movie studios in Southern California. They had concerns that their stars would be out drinking all night and would be unable to shoot in the morning. So they put pressure on the California Law makers to pass a law that you couldn't buy booze after 2:00 a.m

I have no idea if it is true or not, but want to share an interesting story......