Local restaurants can now serve alcohol earlier on Sunday - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Local restaurants can now serve up alcoholic beverages with Sunday brunch

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Early morning brunchers will now be able to sip bourbon or any other drink of choice on Sunday mornings.

Alcoholic beverages are now being served even earlier in Louisville restaurants thanks to a new bill that was just signed by Mayor Greg Fischer. Metro Council approved the change on Thursday night to allow folks to order drinks Sunday morning.

The ordinance now allows alcohol sales to start at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Before the latest change to the Sunday alcohol sales time, the previous ordinance meant brunchers had to wait until 1 p.m. in the afternoon to get a drink served with alcohol.

This change will affect nearly 300 restaurants, and hospitality workers across the area say the change means good news for business.

"It's something that our guests have been asking about," said Will Rush the General Manager of Wild Eggs restaurant,  "Questioning why we don't sell, I think they will be happy and enjoy it."

Many restaurants claimed the previous Sunday alcohol sales time hurt business because the customers who wanted an alcoholic beverage in the morning would simply head to Indiana.

But even though the push for selling alcohol earlier in restaurants across Louisville was successful, alcohol sale times for liquor stores in the area have not been changed and will remain the same.

Previous reports about earlier Sunday alcohol sales times click here.

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