Councilmember Evan Glass announced Tuesday that Montgomery County’s Alcohol and Beverage Services will now allow licensed restaurants to sell cocktails in takeout cups with lids.
Restaurants will also be allowed to deliver beer, wine and cocktails, along with a meal, to addresses in Montgomery County, as long as they use their own staff.
Maryland state law prohibits the delivery of alcohol by a third party, according to Glass.
I just spoke with @ABSMoCo and starting today they will allow licensed restaurants to sell cocktails in takeout cups with lids.
Note that state law prohibits the delivery of alcohol by a third party, such as Grubhub or Uber Eats.
— Evan Glass (@EvanMGlass) March 24, 2020
Councilmember Andrew Friedson released a statement on the guidelines for restaurants in regards to the new policy.
Thank you @ABSMoCo for allowing restaurants trying to keep the lights on to sell liquor and cocktails to-go. Appreciate the hard work of Director Bob Dorfman, Kathie Durbin, and the entire team for getting this done:https://t.co/iM5BnpQVtl pic.twitter.com/jlaQY2yabc
— Councilmember Andrew Friedson (@Andrew_Friedson) March 24, 2020