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Alcohol laws in Waves, North Carolina

Waves is a census designated place, which means it does not have a government of its own. This page reflects the hours of sale in Waves and other unincorporated areas in Dare County.

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

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In Waves, a census designated place in Dare County, North Carolina, the sale of packaged liquor is prohibited on Sunday. Packaged liquor may be sold between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Packaged beer and wine may be sold between noon and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, and between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

Holidays. The sale of packaged liquor is prohibited on the following days:
  • New Year's Day
  • The Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


Hours of sale for bars and restaurants:

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On-premises service of liquor is prohibited.

Beer and wine may be served between noon and 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, and between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., Monday through Saturday.