Restaurants were also fully reopened across the state but some have proceeded with caution and maintained mask requirements.
Enhanced safety measures were imposed on Miami Beach from late February, in anticipation of the spring break crowds.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer described the after-hours operation of the Eastend Bar as a "blatant disregard of the local and state health orders."
Statewide contact-tracing data shows that bars and restaurants account for only 1.4 percent of new coronavirus cases in New York, while private household gatherings account for the majority of the spread.
"God bless the 'Fundraiser of Flavortown,' shame on every single one of our government 'leaders' who have failed them," reads one tweet praising the celebrity chef.
All non-essential businesses in the North Texas region will also be made to operate at 50 percent capacity for at least one week.
"Let's start a religion," 34-year-old bar owner James Aspell posted to Facebook. "Can't be that hard, can it!"
A federal judge on Monday ruled Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's executive actions to close or restrict non–life sustaining businesses during the coronavirus pandemic are unconstitutional.
The bar manager at 710 Beach Bar in San Diego said a customer refusing to comply with the mask policy broke his nose.
In a column for Duke's student-run media organization, a senior suggested that bars and parties aren't necessary to beat the "pandemic blues," and that having a few drinks and walking around could help capture some of that college excitement.
The Cliffton, a bar in Patchogue, posted a Super Bowl-esque betting box on its Instagram account last week. In it, patrons could purchase four boxes, each with a number predicting the city's shooting-death totals over Labor Day weekend.
"I'm not confident that every bar can survive the next two weeks," said Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, whose state is one of six to continue closing bar service.
"Freedom Fest," the label for Saturday's event, is an effort to protest Gov. Greg Abbott's mandate effectively shuttering bars and other establishments because of growing coronavirus cases.
At the end of the 19th century New York bars served stale sandwiches to comply with the letter of the law. Now, under coronavirus restrictions from the office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, bars are looking for similar ways around new demands that they serve food.
Several state health guidelines were reportedly breached at the rally held at a bar in Pasadena.
Seven states have reopened bars and nightclubs to residents despite coronavirus cases continuing to rise throughout many parts of the country.
Kentucky has seen several spikes in coronavirus cases throughout most of the outbreak.
Four bars in Nashville have filed for a temporary restraining order against city official over coronavirus restrictions, asking to be exempt from the city's order that bars must be closed for at least two weeks.
"Great news that the pubs are opening this weekend, right? Do you know who is happiest? #Coronavirus," the Sheffield City Council tweeted.
"Having bars and nightlife in an unsustainable way is too big of a risk in Colorado," Colorado Governor Jared Polis said in a Tuesday news conference.
"No other businesses are being shut down," the protest organizers wrote. "From owners to bartenders, waitresses, entertainers... we will all take the hit."
While some states are closing their bars again due to an increase in coronavirus cases, others continue to open and lift restrictions.
Bars in California, Texas, Florida and Arizona have been temporarily shut following a rise in new infections.
"We can't be under any illusion that this virus is going to go away on its own," Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said during a Monday press conference.
In the last week, the total number of new cases in Texas increased by nearly a third from the total reported the previous week.
The addition of Thursday's totals makes 60,183 confirmed cases of the virus in Florida, according to information from the Florida Department of Health.
While bars and entertainment businesses can open with reduced capacity, retail stores and gyms can open fully.
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Texans planning to go to bars when they reopen on Friday could be met with unfamiliar scenes as state restrictions require that establishments operate at 25 percent capacity, discourage "close contact" and not allow patrons to gather, sit or order drinks from actual bars.
"We do need to move to keep as much of our economy open as possible, open it up safely and responsibly," Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson cautioned.