Can You Buy Alcohol on Sunday in Michigan

Last Updated on 08/30/2020 by GS Staff

The short answer is yes, you can buy alcohol in Michigan on Sunday starting at 7 a.m. in stores and restaurants that are permitted to sell alcohol. Certain cities/counties may restrict sales on Sunday (i.e. only permit alcohol sales starting at noon). However, the majority of areas stick to selling alcohol at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

The old rule up until 2010 was that no alcohol sales were permitted before noon on Sunday. So, if you wanted to purchase alcohol before the common 1PM NFL football game start time, you only had an hour to do so.

Sunday Michigan Beer & Wine Sale Hours

On November 17, 2010 Act 213 was signed by the Governor. This permitted beer and wine to be sold on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. on Monday. The previous law was that beer and wine could not be sold between 2:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Sundays.

Sunday Michigan Spirit & Mixed Spirit Sale Hours

What about Sunday sales of spirits and mixed spirit drinks? Adults 21 and older are able to purchase spirits and mixed drinks from 7 a.m. Sunday to 2 a.m. Monday. This applies to retail stores and establishments deriving more than half of their gross receipts from the sale of food and other goods.

Note that local communities have the ability to opt-out of Sunday sales for the morning hour (i.e. no sales until noon or all day). No alcohol sales are allowed between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. during any day of the week.