a retail store where alcoholic beverages are sold by the bottle for drinking off the premises
A store that sells bottles or cans of alcoholic beverages for consumption off the premises.
(plural package stores)
- (US) a retail liquor store, specifically one in which only sealed containers may be sold for consumption off the premises.
From the US state laws of Connecticut and Georgia that declare that purchased liquor must be in a sealed container and/or removed from the premises in a bag or other package.