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DC Council Approves Extended World Cup Hours for Bars and Restaurants

NBC Washington D.C. logo NBC Washington D.C. 9/23/2022 Nuria Diaz Munoz
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With the World Cup kicking off in two months, the D.C. Council unanimously passed emergency legislation Thursday allowing bars, breweries and restaurants to remain open 24 hours a day for the tournament's duration Nov. 20 through Dec. 18.

The 2022 World Cup Emergency Amendment Act of 2022 will allow alcohol service to run from 6 a.m. to 4 a.m. as long as participating restaurants pay a $100 registration fee and send a written notice no less than three days before the first game. 

The Qatar-based tournament has four games slated per day, kicking off at 5 a.m., followed by an 8 a.m. match, another at 11 a.m. and ending with a 2 p.m. match.

The legislation goes to Mayor Muriel Bowser for approval.

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