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Fact Check: No, Jacksonville alcohol sales do not end at 3 p.m.

Despite what you read on Facebook, here’s what is true

Fake article on Facebook
Fake article on Facebook

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We’ve all heard it. You can’t always believe what you read online.

A viral post proved that to be true when News4Jax was flooded with the same question: Do alcohol sales stop after 3 p.m.?

It appears a fake article circulated on Facebook over the weekend, claiming that there will be no more alcohol sales after 3 p.m. on Monday.

“No Beer or Alcohol Sales in State or Florida as of 3PM 3/30” the fake article title read.

When you clicked on the article it brought up a page that said, “You’ve Been Pranked!”

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Here’s what is true:

  • There is a ban on the sale of alcohol between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m.
  • You can not dine inside a restaurant
  • You can purchase alcohol from a restaurant and take it home

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