New Orleans Gets To-Go Drinks Back

Sep 25, 2020

The people of New Orleans are once again free to purchase an alcoholic beverage from a local business and walk out the door with it.

The city on Friday afternoon announced changes to its Phase 2 guidelines that will ease restrictions on local restaurants, allowing them to serve alcohol curbside, for takeout, or in a drive-thru from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The change goes into effect at 5 p.m.

This is the second loosening of restrictions for the city this week. On Monday, Mayor Latoya Cantrell announced that high school sports teams could practice again and resume game play in October. The city also reopened playgrounds that day.

New Orleans lost its go-cup privileges back in late July. At the time, the mayor said the move was intended to cut down on gatherings outside of bars.