NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee House has passed a bill that would allow two Nashville bars to serve alcohol for 23 hours a day.
The House approved the bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Sanderson of Kenton on Monday. It would require liquor service to cease only between the hours of 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
The measure would apply to the Diner in Nashville’s Broadway entertainment district and the Scoreboard Bar & Grill in the Opryland area.
Under current law, liquor-by-the-drink service must be halted between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m.
The owners of the Diner say they want to cater to service industry workers who get off work late and to serve as an overnight room-service option for hotels.
The measure is ready for a Senate floor vote.
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