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Quebec Bars Can Start Serving Alcohol For An Extra Hour

New rules for festivals also come into effect on August 1.

Quebec Bars Can Serve Alcohol Later On August 1

Quebec is loosening some public health regulations on August 1, meaning that, starting at 12:01 a.m., you'll have an extra hour to order alcohol at Montreal bars.

As of Sunday morning, Quebec bars will be permitted to sell alcohol until 1 a.m. rather than midnight. But they must still close their doors at 2 a.m.

There are also changes to festival and event occupancy limits that come into effect on August 1.

Outdoor festivals in Quebec will be permitted to host a maximum of 15,000 people — 10,000 more than what was previously permitted.

Indoor events in halls and stadiums will be able to host a maximum of 7,500 people. Both outdoor festivals and shows indoors should have independent sections that fit 500 people each, with their own entrances and exits.