Nights in Ulaanbaatar have been quiet for two months since bars and karaoke clubs were closed by decision of the city administration in order to prevent the coronavirus pandemic. Finally. To the delight of many, the places serving alcoholic drinks reopened on April 30 – however, on condition that the clientele observe 1 – 1.5-meter social distancing and wear masks. Unfortunately, some bars failed to manage the crowds of young people who wanted to party once again.
Therefore, on 3 May, some night clubs such as LUX and ZU lost their licenses for not enabling social distancing for customers, and not being able to manage disturbances.
Earlier today (4 May), Ulaanbaatar City Mayor S.Amarsaikhan decided to close all the bars and nightclubs once again. This time the period is indefinitely due to their violations of the current safety standards as well as the ongoing Covid-19 situation.
Also, 31 businesses that had repeatedly violated orders by the Ulaanbaatar Emergency Commission and the UB Mayor’s office since January 27 have lost their liquor licenses
As of today, 5,756 wholesale and retail stores and 3,488 bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and karaoke bars hold liquor licenses in the capital city.