Don't you just hate the fact that you can't order alcohol during brunch on Sunday mornings? 

Well, if you're degenerates like us who want an acceptable setting to down Bloody Mary's before 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, you've been feeling a little dry due to that pesky little law that prohibits sale of alcoholic beverages before noon on Sundays. 

If the 'Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Working Group' had their way, we'd be able to liquor up during Sunday brunches. 

The group is an industry panel put together by Governor Cuomo to find ways to alter the state's regulations. 

The law currently restricts alcoholic sales prior to noon on Sundays, which can be unfortunate for those who want a mimosa with their french toast. 

Eater reports that the group proposed two ways to change the current restrictions. "First: Only prohibit alcohol sales before 8 a.m. on Sundays, instead of before noon. Second: Create a permit system for Sunday morning sales, either for special events, or on a calendar year basis, or both." 

Though many people in NYC do brunch, the proposals aren't driven by the desire to consume alcohol with their mid-morning-mid-afternoon meals. 


Apparently, Sunday football and European soccer are primary drivers for the alteration in regulations as New Yorkers (upstate) were unable to imbibe beverages when the Bills played in London last season. The game aired around 9:30 a.m. stateside and, well, nobody could get drinks. 

The proposal continued: "Since the game was on a Sunday, licensees were not even able to obtain an "all-night" permit to open earlier since such permits only allow businesses to continue serving until 8 am." 

The proposal points out the similar issues that many European soccer matches have due to the time differences. 


Unfortunately, the New York Giants are scheduled to play in London, which means that the New York area will run into the same issue again this upcoming football season... and who watches football without beer? We don't. 

Funnily enough, the report states that "The Working Group also discussed the common practice of consuming alcoholic beverages during Sunday 'brunch,'" placing quotations around the term that we hold near and dear to our hearts. 

Whatever the case, we're hoping that Cuomo will decide that the proposals would benefit New York, and give us Sunday brunch booze. 

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[via Eater] [Feature Image Courtesy Instagram]