I have been reading about many opinions the last month on whether bars should be able to stay open until 4 a.m. in Michigan. I think the younger generation will lean toward the late curfew. Are bars asking for trouble staying open that late? Maybe. I just worry that there may be more drinking and driving incidents if bars stay open later, and will it cause more trouble at the end of the night.

According to fox47news.com the Michigan House approved a bill that would extend bar curfew from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. The House Bill 4115, says a city, village, or township may be able to sell liquor at select establishments until 4 a.m.

As of right now, indoor dining and bars stay open till 11 p.m. due to state COVID-19 restrictions.

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Rep. Ryan Berman previously said having the extension ready and waiting for businesses is important to help them financially recover from the pandemic because there’s a market for late night alcohol sales.  Once that is lifted it gives the local establishments, restaurants, bars, the ability to make up some lost time, Not everybody, in what we’re learning, has the same schedule. Not everybody works 9 to 5, not everybody is on the same sleep schedule. People work nights, people work weekends, different shifts.


Maybe if bars stay open that late they should make food and coffee available. Also monitor patrons to keep an eye out for over intoxicated folks, as well as taking the keys from people attempting to drink and drive. I think a 2 a.m. curfew is just fine.

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