Lawmakers vote to allow Palm Springs, Coachella, Cathedral City bars to stay open until 4 am

California legislators passed a bill on Thursday that would allow a few California cities, including three in the Coachella Valley, to extend alcohol service at bars and restaurants an extra 2 hours, until 4 am.

Senate Bill 905 now goes to the desk of Governor Jerry Brown for approval, reports the LA Times. If approved, local governments in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, West Hollywood, Long Beach, and Sacramento would be allowed to keep their bars open until 4 am, along with the desert cities of Palm Springs, Coachella and Cathedral City.

The bill would allow for a pilot program in the cities for five years and would begin in 2021.


  1. Thats insane. Drinkers will be twice as intoxicated when they hit the road and be just in time for early commute traffic. Everyone will just shrug their shoulders when DUI deaths triple.

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