Cleveland bars will be open to 4 a.m. during All Star Week, if they applied

Posted at 2:50 PM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 14:05:45-04

CLEVELAND — Cleveland bars and restaurants may stay open and serve beer and liquor until 4 a.m. during MLB All-Star week, provided that they applied for a “major event” waiver permit before 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 3.

Under Ohio law, holders of certain Ohio liquor permits may apply for the major event waiver that would allow them to extend service time for beer or intoxicating liquor from 1 a.m. or 2:30 a.m. until 4 a.m. on the following day during a major event, according to a news release from the city.

The duration of the waiver would be from Friday, July 5 until Wednesday, July 10.

Business that wish to extend their beer and liquor service time must apply for a waiver by the end of the day on Friday. Only businesses with A-1, A-1-A, A-1-C, A-2 and D liquor permits may apply.

According to the news release, businesses within the City of Cleveland seeking to request a waiver must mail or hand-deliver their request to:

  • Alex Lackey and Valarie McCall, Cleveland City Hall, Mayor’s Office Room 202, 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. (submissions via mail must be post-marked by May 3, 2019)
  • Email requests can be sent to Alex Lackey at and Chief Valarie McCall at

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