The New York State Liquor Authority will not grant all-night permits to bars and nightlife venues this New Year’s Eve, the authority confirmed to THUMP today. The special event permit, sometimes known as the New Year’s Eve permit, allows clubs and bars to sell alcohol past last call (4AM in New York City) until 8AM on New Year’s Eve.
The NYSLA told THUMP that no permits will be granted this year because New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday this year. New York liquor laws restricts the sale of alcohol on Sundays, commonly known as Blue Laws. The laws do not permit extended alcohol sale hours in the state on Sundays, even on New Year’s.
This NYE, the State Liquor Authority will not be granting 24-hour liquor licenses to ANYONE. Pretty big deal. Good luck venue owners.
— Dance Bitch LLC (@DanceBitchBK) October 12, 2016