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Alcohol laws in Connecticut

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

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

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Under Connecticut state law, packaged alcoholic beverages may be sold between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

However, the following exceptions apply:

New Year's Day. The sale of packaged alcoholic beverages is prohibited on New Year's Day.

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 at the following times:
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Monday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
However, the following exceptions apply:

New Year's Eve. On New Year's Eve, alcoholic beverages may be served until 3:00 a.m.