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What Time Can You Buy Alcohol in Illinois

Apr 14, 2024 | Alcohol

What Time Can You Buy Alcohol in Illinois?

In the state of Illinois, the legal hours for alcohol purchase are as follows:

  • Liquor Stores and Retailers: You can buy alcohol from 7:00 AM to 3:00 AM, seven days a week. These establishments offer alcohol for off-premise use during most of the day, with only a brief hiatus in the early morning.
  • Bars and Restaurants: If you’re at a bar or restaurant, alcohol can be purchased between 7:00 AM and 2:00 AM from Monday to Friday, 7:00 AM and 3:00 AM on Saturdays, and 11:00 AM through 2:00 AM on Sundays.

Remember that these hours apply specifically to Chicago. Counties outside Chicago may have different operating hours within these restrictions. Additionally, retailers can extend their closing time by two hours if they are granted an extended hours permit.

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