COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Local bars on Broadway in Columbus who are normally not allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday are able to open their doors.
The Columbus city council passed a bill in January that allows places other than restaurants who sell more than 50 % of food to sell alcohol on Super Bowl Sunday.
The bill passed 7-0 and now all places including liquor stores and bars can open their doors today only.
Scruffy Murphy's Irish Bar and Pub manager said they may have some wing specials but are still playing it by ear. They want to peep out the crowd first.
"The bar actually opened in 2001 and this is the first Super Bowl so we don't know what to expect. May do some food specials we are undecided," said Donie Burke, manager of Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub
Other Bars in the uptown area are also getting ready for the big game while they anticipate tonight's crowd.
This isn't the first time the city has allowed something like this to pass. They also passed a bill that allowed bars to open on New Year's Eve of 2017.