You know what's even better than one of Minneapolis’ best Bloody Marys on a Sunday morning? Being able to drink it two hours earlier thanks to HF 1090 (aka, the Bloody Mary Bill), which dropped in the Senate earlier this week, and aims to repeal one of Minnesota's more antiquated liquor laws.
The bill would strike down legislation enacted in the 1800s that prevents bars and restaurants from serving liquor before 10am on Sundays. The proposal was set in motion by Hell’s Kitchen owners Cynthia Gerdes and Mitch Omer, who served over 40,000 Bloody Marys last year, along with Executive VP of the MN Restaurant Association, Dan McElroy, and Senator Jim Metzen, and it will allow for sales to begin two hours earlier, meaning you could start your boozy brunch as early as 8am.
The BMB follows the successful passing of the Surly Bill and the recent removal of the restrictive 70/30 rule. It's one of several liquor sale reform bills proposed this legislative session, including the equally well-named Growler Bill, which is also what you tell your bartender when he asks if you want another pint.