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Covington bars to serve green beer this St. Patrick’s Day as early as 6 a.m.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, bars in Covington can pour you a cold one — or a warm one, we aren’t judging — at the crack of dawn thanks to a new ordinance.

The City of Covington voted five to none Feb. 26 in favor of allowing businesses to have special permission to serve alcohol as early as 6 a.m. during special events that happen on Sundays.

Covington’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator and City Solicitor, Michael Bartlett said it all started when several Covington bars and restaurants wanted to serve “kegs and eggs” on St. Patrick’s Day.

Officials said existing laws banned the sale of alcohol by the drink before 9 a.m. on Sundays. Some of the other previous exceptions included the 2016 Bengals game in London and the 2017 Flying Pig Marathon.

According to Molly Mallones’ Facebook page, they will be opening at 7 a.m.