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Beshear extends service curfew at bars, restaurants

Good news, sports fans! Starting tonight, you can stay at your favorite bar or restaurant (so, KSBar) an extra hour. This afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear announced he is extending the service curfew for bars and restaurants in Kentucky one hour so patrons can catch the end of late games. Last call is now 11 p.m. and businesses can stay open until midnight.

“Today, as of 4 p.m., we are revising guidance on our bars and restaurants as it pertains to their curfew to add an hour for their operations in recognition that, especially with sports coming back that some of the games can now go to 11 p.m. especially,” Beshear said. “So, as of today, last call/last service will move from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the facility needs to be closed by midnight. That gives people time to finish up and get out and make sure that it’s being done safely. That was a specific request from those in the restaurant industry. We thought it was reasonable.”

If you’d like to take advantage of the new hours tonight, there are two NBA Playoff games featuring former Kentucky Wildcats. At 6:40 p.m., Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat take on Enes Kanter’s Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, which will be followed by Game 7 of the Western Conference Semifinals featuring Jamal Murray’s Denver Nuggets and Patrick Patterson’s LA Clippers.

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5 Comments for Beshear extends service curfew at bars, restaurants



  1. UKCatAttack
    6:28 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    I have a huge problem with a governor telling businesses when they can and can’t be open. I have no problem with the mask order but does covid magically become more dangerous after the clock strikes midnight?



    • bigbowdennation
      8:14 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not that covid becomes more dangerous its that as it gets later people in bars tend to be more intoxicated and will probably not adhere to social distancing guidelines as strictly. I agree though that it seems arbitrary to extend it from 10pm till 11pm, seems like they either could have left it the way it was (10pm) or lifted the restrictions.



    • satcheluk
      10:44 am September 17, 2020 Permalink

      Correct. Intoxicated folks don’t tend to follow the rules.



  2. Section233
    12:02 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    Yes. Everything in a bar becomes more dangerous after midnight.



    • RealCatsFan
      6:06 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

      Right! Didn’t you ever listen to your mother?