Are Liquor Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day 2018? Hours?

November 21, 2018 Updated: November 21, 2018

In some states, liquor stores are not open on Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 22.

This pertains to only liquor stores. Beer and wine can be purchased elsewhere on Thanksgiving Day:

Alabama — Closed

Alaska — Open

Arizona — Open

Arkansas — Open

California — Open

Colorado — Open

Connecticut — Closed

Delaware — Closed

Florida — Open

Georgia— Open

Hawaii — Open

Idaho — Closed

Illinois — Open

Indiana — Open

Iowa — Open

Kansas — Closed

Kentucky — Open

Louisiana — Open (Some parishes restrict sales)

Maine — Open

Maryland — Open

Massachusetts — Closed

Michigan — Open

Minnesota — Closed

Mississippi — Closed

Missouri — Open

Montana — Closed

Nebraska — Open

Nevada — Open

New Hampshire — Closed

New Jersey — Open

New Mexico — Open

New York — Open

North Carolina — Closed

North Dakota — Closed

Ohio — Closed

Oklahoma — Closed

Oregon — Some stores are open. Check first.

Pennsylvania — State liquor stores are closed.

Rhode Island — Closed

South Carolina — Open

Tennessee — Closed

Texas — Closed

Utah — Closed

Vermont — Open

Virginia — Closed

Washington — Open

West Virginia — Open

Wisconsin — Open

Wyoming — Open

Other Stores Open?

In Walmart stores, the Black Friday sale starts when they open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It will be open continuously after that with extended hours on Black Friday.

Target is opening Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m., and will have extended hours on Black Friday.

Costco is closed on Thanksgiving Day. It has the same hours on Black Friday.
Kroger is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday.

Kmart is open at 6 a.m. Thursday and stays open all night to Black Friday.

For Publix, it’s website says that all stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Whole Foods’ hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Trader Joe’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Walgreens will be open per usual on Thanksgiving Day, and 24-hour locations will have the same hours. And Non-24 hour Walgreens stores are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their pharmacies will also be open Thanksgiving Day, and the same goes for the 24-hour pharmacies. Normal business hours are expected for Black Friday.

CVS stores, meanwhile, are open Thanksgiving Day, while the 24-hour locations will have the same hours. Check local listings for hours.

Rite Aid stores will also be open in some locations starting at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. They will open 7 a.m. Black Friday.
Walmart’s pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will have normal hours on Black Friday.

Target’s pharmacies are closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will have normal hours on Black Friday.

Starbucks is open Thanksgiving.


Meanwhile, for travel, mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they’re going while saving a few bucks.

Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to more than 1,500 delayed flights by early afternoon on the East Coast. Only about 75 flights were canceled, however, with about 40 of those in San Francisco, according to tracking service FlightAware.
GasBuddy, a price-comparison site, said prices were under $2 a gallon in nine states, with several others hovering just above that mark.

“We will see the national average go lower because there are still drops in the pipeline,” said GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan. He estimated that U.S. motorists are spending $100 million less each day on gasoline than they were a month ago.

AP contributed to this report.