Oklahoma's Changing Liquor Laws: Hours of Operation

Monday, October 1st 2018, 10:12 pm

It's a historic day in our state. New Oklahoma liquor laws are in full effect, and News 9 has your full look at what’s on tap.

Customers can now pick-up wine and chilled high-point beer at grocery stores and gas stations every day of the week from 6 a.m. until 2 a.m., including Sundays.

 “We have been really busy. This aisle has been packed all day long, up and down. Customers are very happy and very excited that we finally have this ready for them,” said SW OKC Walmart Manager Michelle Kent.

Many customers said they enjoy the convenience and are happy to see Oklahoma move into modern times.

“It's nice to be able to be like the rest of the nation,” Walmart customer Ron Simpson said.

Oklahoma liquor stores will be able to sell refrigerated beer and wine from 8 a.m. until midnight.

They will also be able to sell items other than alcohol, as long as the sale of those items are less than 20 percent of monthly sales.

However, liquor stores will still not be open on Sunday.

As for holidays, now anyone over the age of 21 can purchase beer and wine at gas stations and grocery stores.

That selection is only expected to grow, as stores continue to expand.

“I have 36 feet of wine and champagne. Then, I am still waiting on my other cooler for additional beer to be installed,” Kent said.

However, grocery stores and gas stations will not be allowed to sell liquor.

Please remember to drink responsibly.

Read Also: Convenience And Liquor Store Owners React After Strong Beer, Wine Hit Shelves


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