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What Time Do They Stop Selling Beer In Texas

Ah, the age-old question. Texans love their beer and we’re no exception.

We all know how important it is to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to alcohol, so today we’re here to answer the question:

What time do they stop selling beer in Texas?

What Time Do They Stop Selling Beer in Texas?

Generally, when it comes to the sale of alcoholic beverages, businesses must cease at 2 a.m. on any day of the week.

That’s not always true though; certain places may close earlier or later depending on permit restrictions and local laws for that area.

Alcohol Laws in Texas

In Texas, anyone seeking to distribute or sell alcoholic beverages must obtain a valid TABC license.

In addition, laws regarding alcohol sale change from county to county and even city by city, so it’s important to check your local area before you buy or sell a beer at any given time of day.

Legal Drinking Age in Texas

In the state of Texas, you must be 21 years old or older to legally possess and purchase alcohol. Those under 21 can’t enter premises that primarily serve alcohol – even if they’re accompanied by an adult – unless they are eating food as a patron in an establishment with a TABC liquor license.

This includes restaurants that serve alcoholic drinks as well as bars, clubs, and taverns with full liquor licenses for on-premises consumption.

Restrictions on Sunday Sales of Alcohol in Texas ​

Under Texas law, there are certain restrictions when it comes to selling beer on Sundays between the hours of midnight and noon (local time).

For instance, most establishments cannot sell beer during this time frame without obtaining special permits from their city or county governments – even with valid TABC licenses for selling alcoholic beverages.

Additionally, some establishments may not be eligible for these permits due to zoning reasons or other restrictions imposed on them by their localities.

Where Can You Buy Beer in Texas

People 21 and older may purchase beer at any licensed retailer including supermarkets and convenience stores throughout Texas provided that those stores have obtained a TABC license for selling alcoholic beverages.

Although this typically varies from store to store based on each individual location’s permit restrictions and local laws governing alcohol sales within their municipality/county/city limits.

Additionally, bars are also allowed to serve beer after midnight but must stop serving at 2 am regardless of permit restrictions/local laws governing alcohol sales within their municipality/county/city limits.

Saturday and Sunday Alcohol Sales

In regards to Saturday sales of alcoholic beverages, those stores with valid TABC licenses may sell until 2 am on Saturdays. However, some areas allow certain stores (such as grocery stores) with valid TABC permits for off-premise consumption only until midnight instead due to their individual permit restrictions (again subject to applicable local laws pertaining thereto).

In regard to Sunday sales though–as we mentioned above–those stores with valid TABC licenses may generally not sell before noon without obtaining special permits from their municipality/county/city officials first–that is unless otherwise specified within applicable local laws pertaining thereto–even then there may be additional exceptions depending upon each individual store’s permit restrictions too!

Exceptions To The Rule

As stated before though – depending upon your location – there could be exceptions to this rule for specific businesses (such as grocery stores) with valid TABC licenses for off-premises consumption only who are permitted at various times throughout the week up until 1 am or 2 am due again perhaps to their particular locations’ permit restrictions (so always check beforehand!).

In addition–governmental events such as fairs & festivals which typically last over multiple days will often receive exemptions from state regulations governing hours & days on which alcohol may be sold & consumed as well pursuant also to applicable locality regulations too!


There you have it: Beer can generally only be sold between 12 pm -2 am Monday through Saturday and after Noon on Sundays within most areas throughout Texa– excluding special cases where permits have been issued–but always double-check your locality’s laws beforehand just in case!

Thanks for tuning in everyone; we hope that helped clear up any questions you had about buying and drinking beer legally inside The Lone Star State! Cheers y’all!

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I’m Fabian, homebrewer and beer taster. I’m also the editor of Beer100. I love travelling the world and trying out new handcraft beer and different beer styles. I’m not an expert in brewing beer, but I know a few things about beer, which I share on this blog. If you need help or have a question, please comment below.

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