If you're planning to knock back a few tipples to celebrate Good Friday, you better rush out to your local right now: all NSW bottleshops are closed tomorrow as per state trading laws. This includes the big players like Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Liquorland.
Unless you're planning to have lunch down the pub, store-bought liquor is going to be very hard to come by tomorrow. Merchants are prohibited from selling takeaway alcohol in NSW for the entirety of Good Friday. This means you're basically stuck with what's in your house unless you make a last-minute visit to a bottlo today.
Most supermarkets and convenience stores will also be closed, so if you need food supplies - now is the time!
Thankfully, booze hounds will be able to get their take-home fix on the public holidays that follow, including Easter Sunday and Monday. For reference, here is Dan Murphy’s Easter operating hours which most other liquor stores will be roughly following:
- Good Friday: Closed
- Easter Saturday: 9am - 5pm AEDT
- Easter Sunday: 10am - 4pm AEDT
- Easter Monday: 9am - 5pm AEDT
Remember kids: drinking isn't big, hard or clever (but we're all three so that's alright then.)
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