New Law Means Some Restaurants Can Stay Open Later

liquorA new state law, that went into effect on July 1, means some liquor license holders can extend their establishments’ Sunday – Thursday hours until 2 a.m. and their Friday and Saturday operating hours can be extended until 3 a.m. and that option is already proving popular with some businesses in Montgomery County.

Here’s a list of the 22 local establishments that have modified their hours to date, according to the Department of Liquor Control’s website on July 11:

4935 Bar & Kitchen

Brickside Bethesda

Buffalo Wings and Beer Germantown

Buffalo Wings and Beer Silver Spring


Chapala Restaurant

Corner Pocket Bar & Grill

El Fogon de Wheaton

El Sitio Restaurant

Flanagan’s Harp & Fiddle

Greene Turtle Germantown

Hanaro Restaurant

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

The Barking Dog

The Greene Turtle Olney

The Parva

Tijuana Mexican Café Rockville

Tijuana Mexican Café Silver Spring

Tropicana’s Restaurant


Union Jacks Bethesda

Union Jacks RIO

Office Services Coordinator Kenny Eversleigh of the Department of Liquor Control said there are currently 462 businesses countywide that are eligible to change their operating hours.

For more information about this option, you can visit the Department of Liquor Control’s website.

Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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