Sec. 13-101. – Curfew established for bars and nightclubs; violations and penalties.

(a)   The curfew for barrooms and nightclubs within the city is hereby established as follows:

(1)   Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 12:00 midnight.

(2)   Friday and Saturday: 2:00 a.m. the following morning.

(3)   For the following holidays, New Years Eve, Mardi Gras, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Halloween, Christmas Eve: 2:00 a.m. the following morning.

(b)   Members of the city police department are authorized to remove any persons from such establishments and to advise the owner to close the same.

(c)   Whoever violates the provisions of this section may be fined up to $200.00 or imprisoned up to 30 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court. Each failure to abide by the provisions hereof shall constitute a separate offense.

(Ord. of 5-27-69; Mo. of 8-26-69; Ord. No. 1-1991, § 1, 7-2-91)

City and local ordinances may limit the actions of an alcoholic beverage server/seller or may provide additional rules that govern this type of transaction.  Please check with your local authorities or government bodies to ensure that you are following the local laws and are in compliance with any requirements that they have set forth.  Generally, local laws and ordinances are in line with the state’s rules but may further restrict the sale of alcoholic beverages to certain days and/or hours. They may also limit the location and other variables such as seller’s age, package contents, etc. Also remember that their laws are not limited to the sale of alcoholic beverage products.  Tobacco products, including CBD, may also be covered in the local ordinances.  The list of local ordinances provided by ABSEC is based upon the ordinances published by the individual parishes, cities and towns, and may not be current.  It is recommended that you verify the accuracy of the information presented on this website prior to the sale of any alcohol or tobacco/CBD product.

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