How late is too late? According to the Uttar Pradesh Excise Department, 2 am is not late enough to serve drinks in bars any more.
According to a newspaper report, restaurants and bars in Lucknow, Agra, Moradabad, Kanpur, Noida and other metros of UP, have the permission to legally serve alcohol up to 2 am. The deadline to serve liquor for three/four/five star hotels is 4 am. Which means partying late into the night is perfectly legal now!
Till now, the deadline to serve liquor was 12 midnight, extendable up to 1 am. The new rule has been introduced to boost tourism in the state.