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Liquor Licensing Board Extends Bar and Nightclub Hours on Fridays Only

With effect from Friday, 31 December 2021 (New Year’s Eve) liquor licence holders in the category of retail bars are permitted to open until 2 a.m. on Friday nights only, with liquor sales ceasing at 1.50 a.m.

Also only on Friday nights, retail nightclubs may operate until 4 a.m., although sales must cease at 3.50 a.m. Both these changes are until further notice.

A decision has also been taken to allow nightclubs to open from 12.01 a.m. to 4 a.m. on on Monday, 3 January, which is the New Year’s Day Public Holiday.

In all cases gathering limits of 100 persons indoors and 250 persons outdoors will be strictly enforced.

Going forward all bars and nightclubs must close at 12 am from Saturday-Thursday. Licence holders are also reminded to adhere to all other conditions of their licenses. 

For more details, please contact the Department of Commerce and Investment on 244-2202, 244-6677 or email at or



Issued by: The Department of Commerce and Investment  (DCI, CIG)