RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed a bill that could be beneficial to the restaurant industry.

Cocktails to-go has been extended until July 1, 2024, to help the hospitality industry get back on its feet after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This revenue-generating measure has provided much-needed support for local hospitality businesses and increased convenience for Virginia’s consumers. We thank Governor Younkin and the legislature for extending cocktails to-go.”

David Wojnar, Senior VP and head of state public policy for the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.

So far 18 states including West Virginia along with the District of Columbia have passed legislation to make cocktails to-go permanent. However, Tennessee currently has passed legislation allowing cocktails to-go on a temporary basis.