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Alcohol laws in Sussex County, Delaware

The information on this page applies to unincorporated areas in Sussex County. The laws in effect in incorporated places within Sussex County may differ from what is shown here.

cities, towns, and villages in Sussex County (click to expand)

Italics = census designated place


Hours of sale for liquor stores, gas stations, and supermarkets:

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In unincorporated areas in Sussex County, Delaware, packaged alcoholic beverages may be sold between noon and 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, and between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

Easter. The sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Easter Sunday.

Thanksgiving. The sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas. The sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited on Christmas Day.


Hours of sale for bars and restaurants:

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Alcoholic beverages may be served in bars and restaurants between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., any day of the week.