Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced today that Atlantans can temporarily get their booze on the go from restaurants in the city. In case you need some liquid courage to get you through these tough times, you can grab some margaritas, wine and beer to take home with you from some of the most popular restaurants in Atlanta. This new order complies with the new social distancing policy.

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reported on Twitter that to go alcohol is now permitted in the city of Atlanta. After signing an executive order requiring restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues in ATL to close their doors, Keisha decided to help out local businesses in the bar industry.

Lance Bottoms told a WSB-TV Atlanta reporter that she believes civilians are disregarding the social distancing warning signs and not taking the threat as seriously as they should.

According to the order, the purpose of allowing take-out options for alcohol purchases is to continue to slow the spread of the virus in the local community.


The order officially came into effect today and will last 60 days.

Bars and restaurants offering takeout booze include CRU Wine Bar (40% off wine), Iberian Pig (selling wine, sangria, and Old Fashioned cocktails at both locations) and Gypsy Kitchen (half off all wine bottles, and a free bottle with a $50 purchase).

Narcity spoke with Park Tavern's Casey, who said the Piedmont Park bar and restaurant is offering takeout unopened alcohol, including beer, wine, and might soon offer their specialty cocktails to go, as well.


The city of Woodstock has also approved a to go alcohol order, which will expire on April 30.


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