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Alcoholic Beverage On Premises Licenses

Allows a person to sell alcoholic beverages to patrons. The sale of food is a requirement for all license applicants.

	
		

Overview

Hotel: Allows a person to serve alcoholic beverages in a hotel for on premises consumption. A hotel is a building regularly used for the feeding and lodging of guests. The hotel must have a kitchen and full restaurant operating within the premises. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. This license is also available seasonally.

  • Hotel Beer (HB 142): ABC Law Sections 3(14), 55 and 106.
  • Hotel Wine (HW 342): ABC Law sections 3(14), 81 and 106.
  • Hotel Liquor (HL 242): ABC Law sections 3(14), 64 and 106.

Restaurant Wine (RW 341): Allows a person to serve beer, wine and cider in a restaurant for on premises consumption. The restaurant must have a kitchen and full menu. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. ABC Law Sections 3(27), 81 and 106. This license is also available seasonally.

Tavern Wine (TW 344): Allows a person to serve beer, wine and cider in a tavern for on premises consumption. A tavern must have, at minimum, a food preparation area and menu satisfying the Authority’s minimum food requirement. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. ABC Law Sections 81-a and 106. This license is also available seasonally.

On Premises (OP 252): Allows a person to serve beer, wine, liquor and cider in a restaurant or tavern for on premises consumption. If applying for a restaurant you must have a kitchen and full menu. If applying for a tavern you must at least have a food preparation area and menu satisfying the Authority’s minimum food requirement. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. ABC Law Sections 64 (restaurant), 64-a (tavern) and 106. This license is also available seasonally.

Eating Place Beer (EB 141): Allows a person to serve beer and cider in a restaurant or tavern for on premises consumption. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. ABC Law sections 55 and 106. This license is also available seasonally.

Ball Park Beer (BP 144): Allows a person to serve beer in baseball parks, race tracks and other athletic fields or stadiums where admission fees are charged. ABC Law Sections 55-a and 106.

Catering Establishment: Allows a person to serve alcoholic beverages in their rentable banquet venue for private events only. The premises is never open to the general public. Such premises must have suitable and adequate facilities and accommodations to provide food and service for not less than fifty persons. This license is also available seasonally.

  • Catering Establishment Wine (WC 354): ABC Law Sections 3(7-a), 81 and 106.
  • Catering Establishment Liquor (CT 246): ABC Law Sections 3(7-a), 64 and 106.

Club (Members Only): Allows the service of alcoholic beverages by a not for profit corporation or fraternal organization in a premises for exclusive club purposes. The service of alcoholic beverages is for members and their guests only. This license is also available seasonally.

  • Club Beer (CB 143): ABC Law Sections 3(9), 55 and 106.
  • Club Wine (CW 343): ABC Law Sections 3(9), 81 and 106.
  • Club Liquor (CL 243): ABC Law Sections 3(9), 64 and 106.

Restaurant Brewer (MR 210): Allows a person to brew beer on the premises as well as operate a bona fide restaurant serving beer, wine, liquor and cider. The premises must have a kitchen and full menu. A person may operate up to five separate locations, and may produce 5,000 barrels of beer per location, not to exceed 20,000 barrels in total for all locations. ABC Law Sections 64-c and 106.

Supplemental Restaurant Brewer (MR 910): Allows a person holding a Restaurant Brewer’s license to sell beer brewed on the licensed premises at retail to a person for consumption in his home, in bulk and not for resale at a clambake, barbecue, picnic outing or other similar outdoor gathering for more than fifty persons. It also allows for them to wholesale, via a licensed wholesaler, their beer to other licensed premises owned by the Restaurant Brewer. ABC Law Sections 64-c.

Cabaret Liquor (CR 256): Allows a person to serve beer, wine, liquor and cider upon a premises specializing in musical entertainment. Must have a capacity for at least 600 persons. The sale of unopened beer to go is allowed. ABC Law Sections 64-d and 106.

Food Concessionaire Arrangement with an on premises license: Allows a food provider hired by a licensee to operate within a licensed premises. A concessionaire may not handle alcohol at any time. The application should be filed and approved prior to the concessionaire operating at the premises. SLA Advisory #2015-2

Bed and Breakfast: Allows a person to serve alcoholic beverages to overnight guests only. A full restaurant is not required.

  • Bed and Breakfast Wine (BW 340): ABC Law Sections 81, 64(5-a) and 106.
  • Bed and Breakfast Liquor (BB 253) 3 Bedrooms: ABC Law Sections 64 and 106.
  • Bed and Breakfast Liquor (BB 254) 4 Bedrooms: ABC Law Sections 64 and 106.
  • Bed and Breakfast Liquor (BB 257) 5 Bedrooms: ABC Law Sections 64 and 106.

Summer Golf Club (SL 544): Allows a private golf club to serve beer, wine, liquor and cider to members and their guests. This license is for golf clubs who are not open to the public. ABC Law Sections 3(9), 64 and 106.

Chain Restaurant: Allows a restaurant, previously approved for chain status, to file an application to add a new location.

Vessels: Allows a person to serve alcoholic beverages upon a vessel used for transportation, fishing or sightseeing. ABC Law Sections 64 and 106. This license is also available seasonally.

  • Fishing Vessel Beer (FV 150)
  • Vessel Beer (VB 140)
  • Vessel Liquor (VL 240)

Airline License (AL 560): Allows a United States certified airline to sell beer, wine, liquor and cider to passengers while in transit. ABC Law Sections 64 and 106.

Railroad Car or Train (RR 250): Allows a railroad company to serve beer, wine liquor and cider to passengers while in transit. ABC Law Sections 64 and 106.

Bottle Club: Allows a person to provide alcoholic beverages at no cost (and not in exchange for the purchase of another service or item) and/or to allow patrons to bring their own alcoholic beverages to the premises for consumption (a corkage fee may be charged on outside beverages). The bottle club is not required to make food available to patrons. ABC Law Section 64-B.

Please see the Retail Fee Chart.

Prerequisites

  1. Secretary of State filing receipt if applying under a corporation or LLC name
  2. Business Certificate from your county clerk if you are a sole proprietor or partnership

Requirements

  1. May not hold any interest in a wholesale, manufacturing or importing business
  2. Must be over 21
  3. Must be a US citizen or be otherwise eligible to hold a license pursuant to SLA Advisory #2015-21 (or any superseding advisory)
  4. Fingerprints - If you are not currently licensed an additional fee will be required for fingerprinting services. You will receive instructions on how to be fingerprinted after your application is accepted for filing. Please go to our website for the current fingerprint fee amount

How to Apply

To proceed with the On Premises application please click the Application Wizard button below.

Application Wizard

Items Required at the Time of Filing

• Completed Application
• All Fees
• $1,000 Penal Bond
• Proof of citizenship
• Photos of the premises and principals
• Photo Identification for each principal
• Lease/Deed/Management Agreement (if applicable)
• Contracts of Sale for the real property and/or business (if applicable)
• Investment Records
• Diagrams of the Premises
• Filing Receipt
• Menu
• Community Board/Municipality 30 Day Notification and proof of mailing or delivery (must use the Standardized Notice Form and wait 30 days after notification to file your application with the Authority)
• Restroom waiver request (if only one restroom)
• Notice of Appearance (if represented by someone other than the applicant principals)
• Holding Corp Stipulation (if the applicant company is owned or partially owned by another legal entity)

Additional Info

Prior to any license being issued the following must be submitted:

1.  Proof of Workers’ Compensation and Disability Insurance or a Certificate of Attestation of Exemption from Coverage
2. Assumed Name Filing Receipt
3. Certificate of Authority
4. Certificate of Occupancy
5. Newspaper Affidavit

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