First up, don’t panic! Most good restaurants and bars are open on both Sundays and holidays, and yes you can get a drink on these days too. Moreover, places like grocery and convenience stores are also generally open too, and retail products such as beer and seltzers, up to 5% ABV. You can read our full guide to Utah liquor laws here.
What is closed on Sundays and holidays are our state ran liquor stores. That means getting hold of liquor, wine and stronger strength beers and hard cider – can be harder – but we’re here to tell you – not impossible! This guide is focused on where and how to purchase the stronger stuff to go, on both state and federal holidays and Sundays in Utah.
Where to buy liquor in Utah on holidays and Sundays
One lesser known fact is that a certain type of package agency can legally sell their product direct to consumers 365 days a year. The caveat is that they posses what’s known as a Type 5 package agency license, a distillery manufacturer license, and also run a bar or restaurant at the same location. If they check all three boxes, they can sell you the product made at that location.
We the following local Utah distilleries all retail their liquor direct to the public on Sundays and both state and federal holidays.
This distillery is located in South Salt Lake and crafts some fabulous gins and vodka. Beehive sell their product direct to consumers during the same hours as their onsite bar. That means if you’re looking for vodka or gin on a Sunday, or a holiday, you should check out this great local distiller.
2245 S W Temple, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
Likewise, if you find yourself in Summit county – head to Park City and this award winning distillery. The facility located just off of the main drag of historic Park City offers fantastic whiskies and vodkas – available for sale direct to the public on Sundays and holidays.
703 Park Ave, Park City, UT 84060
This Park City distillery also operates a to-go option for their distilled products – and seeing as everything they make is made in Utah – that means you’re in luck. Open Sundays and indeed anytime their onsite bar is also open.
350 Main St, Park City, UT 84060
It’s also worth noting that it is completely legal to bring upto nine liters of liquor into the state of Utah for personal consumption. That means if you’re up for a quick trip across the border to Nevada, Wyoming or Idaho – you can also stock up on liquor on Sundays too. Check out some other lesser known liquor laws.
Where to buy high point beer in Utah on holidays and Sundays
The following breweries all hold package agency and manufacturing licenses at the same premises. They also operate either a bar or restaurant at the same location too. This means the potential for Sunday and holiday sales might exist. We will be contacting each brewery for clarification and specific details – and updating the list as we hear back.
On entering their Avenues location you will find a range of bottled and canned beers to go. These are available while the restaurant is open (including Mondays). But do note the business is closed on Mondays.
This downtown bar has a range of their canned beers to go, right up front by the main entrance. Available for purchase to go seven days a week.
The brewery operate a beer store, with beer to go, seven days a week at they Trolley Square site that is also home to they restaurant.
You can find their beer and seltzers available to go, seven days a week, up by the main entrance as you walk into the bar/restaurant.
Heber Valley Brewing
Ogden River Brewing
Cedar City, bar
SLC downtown, restaurant
Wasatch Brew Pub
Where to buy wine and cider in Utah on holidays and Sundays
The following businesses all hold package agency and manufacturing licenses on the same premises. They also operate either a bar or restaurant at the same location too. This means the potential for Sunday and holiday sales might exist. We will be contacting each winery for clarification – until then do contact each and check.
Also, another lesser known point is that any restaurant or bar can reseal a wine or cider for you to go – provided a portion is consumed on premise. This is per Utah code 32B-5-307, section 3d. The law does not specify how much a party has to consume before recorkage. It can be as little as a standard sample taste / 1oz a sommelier might pour you to approve of the wine you ordered. So you can also buy wine to go from restaurants and bars in this capacity too. Provided they understand this section of Utah liquor code.
Mountain West, bar
Old Town Cellars, bar
Iron Gate Winery, bar
La Caille, restaurant