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Alcohol laws in Maine

This page reflects the default hours of sale in Maine. The laws in effect in Falmouth may be more restrictive than what is shown here.

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

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Under Maine state law, packaged liquor may be sold between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, and between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

Packaged beer and wine may be sold between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, and between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, packaged beer and wine may be sold until 2:00 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day. When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday, packaged beer and wine may be sold beginning at 6:00 a.m.


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. on Sunday, and between 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, alcoholic beverages may be served until 2:00 a.m.

St. Patrick's Day. When St. Patrick's Day falls on a Sunday, alcoholic beverages may be served beginning at 6:00 a.m.