The Snug Bar in Athlone will reopen later today.
The Laois Vintner's Federation expects more relationships to develop between publicans and takeaways.
A number of owners are planning to open by allowing takeaways to deliver food to customers to fulfill the substantial meal criteria under current guidelines.
One such owner is Westmeath publican Gillian Nugent, who's re-opening The Snug Bar in Athlone this afternoon.
PJ Kavanagh of Kavanagh's pub in Portlaoise and Laois VFI PRO, says more will do the same as they try to stay in operation long term: