Missouri Allows TO GO Alcohol Sales

Missouri Allows TO GO Alcohol Sales

The Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control announced it is temporarily waiving a restriction on some "to-go" alcohol sales in an effort to assist businesses facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state is temporarily allowing retailer-packaged alcohol beverages under certain conditions: a durable, leakproof, and sealable container. It must ordered and purchased with a meal, and providing the customer with a dated receipt.  

The change does not allow liquor licensees to sell mixed drinks in 'to-go' plastic or Styrofoam cups with straws or loose covers, the container must be sealed with tamperproof tape.

The change is designed to assist workers and retail licensees financially by allowing them to recover some alcohol sales that may have been lost as restaurants' dining facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The temporary expansion of the original package for 'to-go' sales will expire May 15.