Local option; state regulations set under Alcohol and Tobacco Control Law; 51 wet parishes, 15 wet parishes with some dry wards, villages and towns; 27 parishes prohibit Sunday sales; restaurants may serve alcohol if more than 50 percent of average monthly sales are food and non-alcoholic drinks; bars must have at least 375 square feet of space; no package liquor sold within 300 feet of public school, library, day care, religious facilities.


State law specifies that operators of so-called “blind tigers” (businesses selling liquor illegally) face up to five years in prison “with or without hard labor.”

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