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Alcohol Sale Restrictions To Hit City Centre Shops Next Month

Shops in the old town will not be able to sell booze between 10pm and 6am

It will soon be impossible to buy alcohol after 10pm in the shops located in Wrocław’s Old Town.

Having been granted the power to do so by the Polish Government, various local authorities across the country have been looking to restrict the hours that alcohol can be sold in certain areas.

Wrocław City Council have for some time proposed a ban on the sale of alcohol in shops within the Old Town area between 10pm and 6am.

That proposal was voted through last week, meaning the new law could come into affect as early as mid-September. It is thought the ban will restrict the hours that alcohol can be sold at 60 shops.

Our intention is to limit the consumption of alcohol in the centre of Wroclaw, bringing greater security to our residents and improving the condition of the city’s backyards.

Joanna Nyczak, director of the health and social affairs department at the Wroclaw City Council

According to tuwroclaw.com, the new regulations will come into force 14 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the Lower Silesian Voivodship. That is likely to happen at the start of September, so around the middle of next month the ban could be in place.


Shops located inside the area drawn on the map will be subject to the alcohol sale restrictions.

According to studies commissioned by the City Council itself, over 65% of Wrocław’s residents are opposed to restricting the sale of alcohol in stores.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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