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Alcohol laws in Massachusetts


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

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Under Massachusetts state law, packaged alcoholic beverages may be sold between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

Election Day. On the day of any federal, state, or local election, the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited while polls are open.

Christmas. When Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, the sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

Night Before Legal Holiday. On the night before any legal holiday, packaged alcoholic beverages may be sold until 11:30 p.m.


Hours of sale for bars and restaurants:

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Alcoholic beverages may be served in bars and restaurants between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.