Thu., March 13, 2014 4:47pm (EDT)

Savannah Bar Bill Allows Alcohol Sales on Sunday
By Sarah McCammon
Updated: 5 months ago

SAVANNAH, Ga.  —  
Throngs of people dressed in green fill Savannah's streets each year around St. Patrick's Day. Photo Credit: Savannah Riverfront Facebook page
Throngs of people dressed in green fill Savannah's streets each year around St. Patrick's Day. Photo Credit: Savannah Riverfront Facebook page
You'll be able to get green beer at bars in Savannah this Sunday, under a bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday afternoon.

The new law allows bars to sell alcohol on Sunday during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend, defined as March 16-18.

State law previously banned alcohol sales in bars on Sundays across Georgia.

The Savannah City Council voted in early February to permit bars to operate during the festival.

City officials say police will be reminding bar owners to stop serving at midnight.

Savannah legislators pushed for passage of the law. Savannah hosts one of the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations.