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Breweries Permitted to Serve Beer Outdoors in Some Regions of NYS

Effective today, Thursday June 4th, breweries in regions of NYS that have entered Phase 2 of reopening are permitted to serve beer and food outdoors for on-premise consumption in compliance with the SLA’s reopening guidance.

This exciting news comes a week early for breweries and enthusiasts alike. Some breweries in NYS will begin to sell beer for on-premise consumption outdoors as early as today, and others are still preparing for your return.

The SLA has offered guidance for NYS breweries to have a successful reopening (see below.)

Please be considerate and respectful of the saftey & sanitation guidelines that breweries have put in place when you visit for a pint outdoors.


  • Any consumption of food and/or beverage must happen in outdoor, open-air areas, without a fixed roof (besides a temporary or seasonal awning or cover).
  • Any consumption of food and/or beverage must happen while seated at a table, bar, counter, or similar contrivance.
  • All tables must be 6 feet apart; any seat at a bar, counter, or similar contrivance must be 6 feet apart.
  • All staff of the licensed business must wear face masks at all times.
  • All customers must wear face masks at any time they are not seated.
  • Any consumption shall be subject to all other relevant executive orders, guidances promulgated by the Department of Health, and/or any other relevant agency guidance.

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