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Extended Hours for the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Eligible licensees may operate 24-hours and sell and serve alcohol between 6:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. during the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place November 20-December 18, 2022.  

To participate, licensees must register and pay a non-refundable $100 fee by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17. Registration is now closed.

If approved, licensees will be issued a permit that must be posted next to their alcohol license inside the premises.  

Note the following:  

  • Eligible licensees include On-Premises Retailers, Manufacturers with an On-Site Sales and Consumption Permit, and Temporary License holders.
  • Extended hours start the evening of the first day of the series—Sunday, November 20—and end at 4:00 a.m. on the last day—Sunday, December 18.
  • Alcohol sales, service, and consumption are NOT permitted between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
  • Settlement Agreements and Board Orders apply and may affect eligibility.
  • Registration in ABRA’s Extended Holiday Hours Program and previous World Cup application approvals do not extend to the 2022 World Cup. 
  • Approval of extended alcohol service hours does not extend ABC Board approved entertainment hours. To modify entertainment hours, licensees must submit a Substantial Change Application

Additional details, including the 2022 World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 authorizing the extended hours, and applications are available at abra.dc.gov.  

Direct questions to [email protected]. Include “World Cup” in the subject line. 

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