It’s Now Official: Sunday Morning Alcohol Sales Are Legal Beginning This Weekend In Escambia County

February 20, 2021

An ordinance legalizing Sunday morning alcohol sales in Escambia County has been filed with the state in time to go into effect this weekend.

The Escambia County Commission voted Thursday to approve an ordinance allowing retail alcohol sales seven days a week except between 2:30 and 6 a.m. The Florida Department of State has now accepted the filing of the ordinance, making it the law.

District 1 Commissioner Jeff Bergosh proposed the ordinance be amended to achieve continuity throughout the county.

“I’m very pleased my fellow commissioners voted to create uniform regulations for Escambia County alcohol sales hours,” said Bergosh. “Moving forward businesses will be treated equally throughout the county, and I’m glad we could get this right.”

Previously, retail alcohol sales were prohibited from 2:30 a.m. until 6 a.m. daily, except 2:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Sundays. An exception allowed sales on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key on Sundays beginning at 7 a.m.


12 Responses to “It’s Now Official: Sunday Morning Alcohol Sales Are Legal Beginning This Weekend In Escambia County”

  1. Sherry on February 28th, 2021 6:39 pm

    You think nobody should buy alcohol because some women are in abusive relationships? I think maybe you might need to do some self assessment. If you are in an abusive relationship, you should get help, and or help someone who is. But adults in escambia county are done with this foolishness. This has been an embarrassment!

  2. MtnDewey on February 25th, 2021 5:51 pm

    good job. ignorant comments on here concerning abusive relationships. Cla ECSO if you are in one. Get out of it!.

  3. Downs on February 22nd, 2021 4:19 pm

    ka that’s the stupidest thing you could have said! We all know you weren’t saved because you couldn’t buy alcohol before 1 pm on Sunday! He would have just waited until 1 pm to abuse you? It’s not about drinking alcohol before 1 pm, it’s about freedom of choice perhaps????

  4. Jack on February 22nd, 2021 6:23 am

    Well how many drunk butt whippings will one woman or man take from a spouse. Obviously you accepted it as a routine thing…. and the drunk abuser did also…. people will only do what you allow. And if didn’t you call the police or grab a knife and stab the mofo after the first time then you approved of the drunk beatings. Wake up people. Glad they changed the Sunday alcohol times. Peace out

  5. Tracy on February 21st, 2021 2:12 pm

    Thank you Larry Downs Jr for keeping this alive. I hope you were the first one to be served under this new ordinance

  6. Casey Gowld on February 21st, 2021 9:58 am

    I used to buy beer sometimes before NFL games on Sunday mornings, and I would consistently forget about this bizarre regulation. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but it came up a few times a year and was pretty annoying.

  7. ensley boy on February 20th, 2021 1:14 pm

    Should not be a big deal. Folks who choose to drink on Sunday have been simply buying their alcohol on Saturday.

  8. Ron Wilson on February 20th, 2021 12:19 pm


    Life is about choices….

  9. ka on February 20th, 2021 10:57 am

    I don’t care if you drink or not or what your political or religious beliefs are BUT, this has to be very scary for women that are stuck in an abusive relationship. I was once one of those women and it was just terrifying when my husband would drink ..he was really nice when sober but alcohol turned him into a monster now those women will have to deal with this even more knowing their husband or wife can go get alcohol at any time in the morning, when Sunday morning used to be a quiet time for them. just sad that all people care about is making money off the sales and being like other counties . I guess if those other counties set their town on fire then pensacola would follow that also.

  10. William Reynolds on February 20th, 2021 10:47 am

    “What was the vote and did anyone vote against it?”

    The new ordinance passed 4-0 Thursday, with Commissioner Lumon May out of the room at the time of the vote.

  11. Green rocket on February 20th, 2021 10:24 am

    What was the vote and did anyone vote against it?

  12. CW on February 20th, 2021 9:03 am

    I’m not a heavy drinker, but there have been times where I have been grocery shopping and decided to buy a bottle of wine, only to be told I couldn’t because it was an hour too early. Very annoying and ridiculous. It’s about time this weird law was changed.

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