If you are of many people who have left buying their Thanksgiving Day alcohol for the last minute, here’s what you need to know about the opening times of liquor stores.

Planning for this holiday starts weeks before November 25th but there are always occasions when people need to grab one or two extra bottles for their dinners.

So, are liquor stores open on Thanksgiving Day 2021? Here’s what you need to know.

Are liquor stores open on Thanksgiving?

Yes, liquor stores in some states are expected to be open on Thanksgiving Day.

Liquor stores in states such as Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and New York should be working on Thursday, November 25th.

Here is a list of more states where stores are expected to be open (via The Sun):

  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

However, bear in mind that the opening times of stores are regulated by local and state regulations whereas some small shops might be closed for the holidays.

State-operated liquor stores are closed in Pennsylvania and liquor availability may be limited in Pennsylvania and Vermont.

There have been many reports about alcohol shortages so keep that in mind if you are heading to the stores today.

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Which liquor stores are closed today?

As reported by Country Living, it’s expected that a number of state-owned liquor stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

This includes states such as Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Massachusetts and Oklahoma, among others.

You can check your local stores for more information on their opening times.

Other options explored

Restaurant chains such as Applebee’s, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chili’s are expected to be offering alcohol beverages on Thanksgiving Day.

But make sure to check the opening times of your local restaurant as working hours might be different depending on the location.

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