Atlanta extends bar opening hours for Pride Sunday
Although the Atlanta Pride Committee has canceled its “official events,” a growing number of venues and organizers are still hosting Pride in Atlanta from October 6-10. This goes for the city itself.
Rather than the usual end of alcohol sales at midnight on Sunday evening, bars and restaurants on Sunday October 10 may serve alcohol to customers until 2:30 a.m. on Monday October 11.
The city council passed the ordinance to change the hours of consumption within city limits on August 2. The Atlanta Pride Committee led the legislation through the office of Council Member Carla Smith.
But that was before APC canceled their events in person, so we checked with the mayor’s LGBTQ office to make sure.
The ordinance is in effect, according to city of Atlanta spokesman Michael Smith, who confirmed with city officials on Tuesday at the request of Project Q. The language of the ordinance specifies hours of consumption. .
The Ordinance Code of the City of Atlanta, Georgia is hereby rescinded in part for this instance only, for the sole purpose of allowing all licensed establishments to engage in the sale of alcoholic beverages for which they are. duly authorized to consume on site, to sell alcoholic beverages between 12:01 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2021, and 2:30 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2021.
Extended bar opening hours have been an annual rite of passage for many years. It follows city practice on other Sundays of special occasions, including New Years Eve, St. Patrick’s Day, and Remembrance Weekend.
The events celebrating Pride Weekend in Atlanta will take place October 6-10.