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Can I order a cocktail from a restaurant or home delivery from my local microbrewery?

Last Updated: 05/16/2020

Sales and Deliveries of Alcoholic Beverages and Cocktails

Holders of certain licenses and permit holders can sell alcoholic beverages for takeout or delivery.

Businesses with plenary retail consumption licenses, hotel or motel licenses, seasonal retail consumption licenses, or concessionaire permits, generally issued to bars and restaurants, are permitted to sell and deliver alcoholic beverages in original containers or in closed and sealed containers and mixed cocktails in closed and sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises.

Craft distillery licensees can sell distilled alcoholic beverages that are manufactured on the licensed premises and mixed or blended with other alcoholic or nonalcoholic beverages and sold in closed and sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises. Craft distilleries can also sell distilled alcoholic beverages in original containers accompanied by one or more nonalcoholic beverages or food stuffs that may be combined by the consumer to prepare a mixed drink.

Deliveries from Microbreweries

Microbreweries are allowed to conduct home deliveries to their customers.

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control previously enforced a ruling prohibiting home delivery. As of March 30, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has decided to relax this ruling allowing microbreweries to conduct home deliveries.

Source: https://www.nj.gov/oag/abc/index.html; https://www.nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200515f.shtml