Tequila bar owners in Mexico City said they were ready to stay on the road for a second straight day after a U.S. government ban on alcohol took effect, a decision that came after the president signed an executive order Thursday that allowed bars to sell alcohol to anyone.
The decision to lift the ban comes after a week in which Trump signed an order to ease the restrictions on the sale of alcohol in bars and restaurants.
The president signed the order to allow the sale to people with disabilities and the elderly.
Mexico City’s famous Chaco Restaurant, one of the oldest in the country, has been open for over 100 years, but the bar and its owner, Enrique Chávez, said they are ready to reopen the restaurant on Saturday.
Chávez told reporters that his bar is already selling out of its stock of tequila and he is expecting the same for the second day.
Chavezes boss told reporters in a press conference Friday that he will be making sure that there are no problems, saying that the president will have his last drink on Saturday at the Chaco and that the restaurant will reopen on Saturday night.
The Mexican government has been working with the U.K.-based company to allow alcohol sales, with the United Kingdom’s government saying Thursday that it will allow sales to people under 21 and a U,K.-run group representing bar owners has said it will offer free tequila to anyone 21 and older.
U.S.-based Tequila Brands Inc., a company that makes Tequila, is one of several liquor brands that are now allowed to sell beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages to customers in the U to the general public, with alcohol being sold for just over $5 a bottle.
The Trump administration has been trying to crack down on alcohol sales in bars, restaurants and other venues in the United States, with some of the measures aimed at making it easier for alcohol-impaired people to purchase alcohol.
The ban on beer and wine was part of a broader policy to limit the amount of alcohol consumed by the general population and bar owners have complained that they are not allowed to serve alcohol in public spaces, where it is often difficult to discern what is alcoholic.
In the last two weeks, the Trump administration issued a series of executive orders that allowed the sale, sale to those with disabilities, and sales of alcohol to people who need to drink to prevent intoxication, including the use of telephones, social media, and other technology to allow people to make phone calls or email, among other measures.
The orders came as a surprise to some bars owners in a country that has long been known for its prohibition of alcohol, which began in 1933 under the dictatorship of Francisco Franco and continues to this day.
The bar owners’ actions come as Mexico has been under increasing pressure from a coalition of political parties and religious groups that have been calling for the relaxation of alcohol laws in the past year, which has resulted in some restrictions on drinking in public places.
The country’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto, in late January announced plans to loosen restrictions on buying alcohol in restaurants and bars, including a ban on the purchase of beer, while also allowing bars and other establishments to sell alcoholic beverages in public.
The measures were part of an ambitious effort to reform the country’s alcohol policies and come as the United Nations has warned that it is facing a global shortage of alcohol.
In a report issued Thursday, the U,N.
Children’s Fund said that while there are about 2 million licensed bars in Mexico, there are more than 1.4 million bars, and that nearly two thirds of Mexican bars are privately owned.
In addition to Tequila Bar and the Chacho Restaurant, other bars are also allowing the sale in bars of alcohol made by other companies and in restaurants.