WHAT IS A SOCIAL DISTRICT?
In September 2021, the North Carolina General Assembly voted that cities and towns in North Carolina could create their walkable drinking district with open cups of alcoholic beverages: a social district.
- A social district is a defined area in which a person may consume an alcoholic beverage sold by an ABC permittee located within the social district.
- A social district may include both indoor and outdoor areas of businesses within a defined area during the days and hours set by the local government.
- A social district may include privately owned property, including permittees and non-permittee businesses, and multi-tenant establishments, as well as public streets, crosswalks, or parking areas, whether the streets or parking areas are closed to vehicle traffic.
The District operates from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Within the District Boundaries, merchants may participate in a variety of ways. Each merchant will provide uniform signage that reflects their level of participation in the Social District.
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The businesses listed below have ABC permits and can sell beverages that can be taken out into the Social District.
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These businesses do not have ABC permits and do not sell alcoholic beverages but ALLOW you to bring your beverage into their business.