Yes, it's true. In quite frankly the best news we've had all week, licensed Queensland cafes and restaurants can now deliver or serve takeaway wine, beer and pre-mixed drinks.
The new rules come into effect now that all restaurants, cafes and other hospitality venues have had to close their doors to dine in customers because of COVID-19. There's a few caveats that need to be in place for the venues to be able to serve or deliver takeaway drinks of course, namely, they have to hold a currently liquor licence. Also:
- The takeaway alcohol can only be supplied in conjunction with a takeaway food order.
- The takeaway alcohol can only consist of bottled or canned beer, wine, cider and ready-to-drink beverages, such as premixed spirits.
- A maximum limit of 2.25 litres of alcohol applies and can only be sold together with a takeaway food order (i.e. up to 2.25 litres per food order).
But honestly, we'll take it, because the less stops we have to make on our nightly takeway run, the better. Plus, it's another way to support our incredible hospitality industry—win win!
Check out a few of the Gold Coast restaurants still open for takeaway here.
Image credit: Gillian Vann