Nearly 10 months into the pandemic that saw restaurant revenues decimated by state-mandated 25 percent occupancy, mandatory reservations, and no more than four customers per table set six feet apart and the City of Las Vegas finally decided to let third-party delivery of alcohol by outlets such as Uber Eats, Postmates, and DoorDash. The city council approved a new bill on Wednesday that went through three public hearings before voting on the bill that gives restaurants an additional way to make some money.
Starting Sunday, restaurants in the city, which does not include the Las Vegas Strip, can let customers order cocktails, beer, bottles, and more.
The city already has an emergency ordinance that allows grocery stores with off-premise alcohol licenses to deliver alcohol, and those businesses had to hire employees to deliver. But this new bill gives restaurants and convenience stores the ability to deliver alcohol through third-party companies, which will need to train staff and check IDs for age.
One caveat — alcohol cannot be delivered to non-restricted gaming properties, meaning most casinos.
Representatives from Instacart, Amazon, and 7-Eleven supported the alcohol delivery bill.