RETAIL SALE OF LIQUOR BY THE DRINK
23-927. Hours of sale of liquor. (1) No liquor shall be sold, offered for sale, or given away upon any licensed premises, and all liquor not in sealed bottles must be locked in a separate room or cabinet during the following hours:
a. Sunday, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas from 1 o’clock A.M., to 10 o’clock A.M. the following day; provided however, that on any Sunday not otherwise being a prescribed holiday, it shall be lawful for a licensee having banquet area or meeting room facilities, separate and apart from the usual dispensing area (bar room) and separate and apart from a normal public dining room unless such dining room is closed to the public, to therein dispense liquor between the hours of 2 o’clock P.M. and 11 o’clock P.M. to bona fide participants of banquets, receptions or conventions for consumption only within the confines of such banquet area or meeting room facility.
b. On any other day between 1 o’clock A.M. and 10 o’clock A.M.
c. When any city or county has any ordinance further limiting the hours of sale of liquor, by the drink, then such hours shall be fixed by such ordinance.
(2) A county or city may, however, by ordinance, allow the sale of liquor by the drink on a Sunday, Memorial Day and Thanksgiving, and may also extend until 2 o’clock A.M. the hours of the sale of liquor by the drink.
(3) Any patron present on the licensed premises after the sale of liquor has stopped as provided in subsection (1) and subsection (2) above shall have a reasonable time, not to exceed thirty (30) minutes, to consume any beverages already served.
(4) Any person who consumes or intentionally permits the consumption of any alcoholic beverage upon licensed premises after the time provided for in subsection (3) shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(5) It shall be the duty of every person who is employed at or upon a licensed premises or who owns or manages a licensed premises and is present upon the licensed premises during the hours and at the time set forth in subsection (1) and subsection (2) of this section to lock up and keep locked up in a locked room or locked cabinet all unsealed containers of liquor during the hours and at the times set forth in subsection (1) and subsection (2) of this section, and any such person who fails to perform the duty provided herein shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[23-927, added 1947, ch. 274, sec. 25, p. 870; am. 1971, ch. 95, sec. 1, p. 207; am. 1977, ch. 143, sec. 3, p. 318; am. 1986, ch. 223, sec. 1, p. 610; am. 1987, ch. 110, sec. 1, p. 222; am. 1989, ch. 64, sec. 8, p. 104; am. 2003, ch. 284, sec. 1, p. 769; am. 2008, ch. 248, sec. 2, p. 729.]