The most recent changes to the New Mexico liquor laws, provide expanded service on days that were historically restricted from alcohol sales.

Currently there are NO Christmas, Election or Sunday restrictions in terms of hours of operation. For restaurants, the law allows for the following hours for serving and consumption of alcohol: 7 a.m. – 2 a.m., 7 days a week & 7 a.m. – midnight for package sales. The only hours restrictions are for the new A & B licenses which must stop serving at 11 p.m. or when the kitchen stops serving, whichever is earlier.



60-7A-1. Hours and days of business.

A. Provided that nothing in this section shall prohibit the consumption at any time of alcoholic beverages in guest rooms of hotels, alcoholic beverages shall be sold, served and consumed on licensed premises only from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. on the following day.

B. Except as provided in Subsection C of this section, alcoholic beverages may be sold by a dispenser or a retailer in unbroken packages, for consumption off the licensed premises and not for resale from 7:00 a.m. until midnight.