Types of Liquor Licenses
A hotel-restaurant license requires that 25% of your gross sales need to come from the sale of food. This license permits restaurants and hotels with restaurant facilities to sell a full complement of alcoholic beverages. Hotel-restaurant licensees are required to have full meals available until 8:00 p.m. every day they are open and sandwiches and snacks available after 8:00 p.m. C.R.S. 12-47-411.
A tavern license permits the sale of a full complement of alcoholic beverages to the public on the licensed premise. Tavern licensees are required to have sandwiches and snacks available during operating hours and wherever alcoholic beverages are served. C.R.S. 12-47-412.
Beer and Wine
The beer and wine license permits the sale of beer and wine only to the public for consumption on the licensed premise. Beer and license licensees must have sandwiches and snacks available during operating hours and wherever alcoholic beverages are served. C.R.S. 12-47-409.
Retail Liquor Store
A retail liquor store license permits the sale to the public of all alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for consumption off the licensed premises. This type of license is sometimes referred to as a ‘package’ liquor store license. All retail liquor store licenses automatically have a delivery permit which allows the delivery of alcohol to locations off the licensed premise. Liquor stores are prohibited from the sale of food items except those approved by the State Licensing Authority. The allowable food items must be prepackaged, labeled, directly labeled to the consumption of alcohol, and sold in containers up to 16 ounces for the purposes of cocktail garnishment. C.R.S. 12-47-407.
This type of license allows the sale and consumption of all types of liquor, as well as permits the manufacture of malt liquor on the licensed premises. The malt liquor manufactured on the premises may be sold for consumption on the premises, sold to an independent wholesaler for distribution, or sold to the public in sealed ‘to go’ containers. Meals must be served wherever alcohol is sold. Food sales must be at least 15% of gross sales. C.R.S. 12-47-415.
3.2% Fermented Malt Beverage
This license permits the sale of 3.2% to the public by drink on the premise, in sealed containers for off-premise consumption, or for both on and off-premise consumption, depending on the type of license issued.•ClubA club license allows qualifying non-profit corporations to sell liquor to members and their guests for consumption on the premises. C.R.S. 12-47-416 12-47-103 (6) Definitions.
Lodging and Entertainment
A lodging and entertainment license may be issued to a lodging and entertainment facility selling alcoholic beverages by the drink only to customers for consumption on the premises. A lodging and entertainment license facility licensee shall have sandwiches and light snacks available for consumption on the premises during business hours but need not have meals available for consumption. C.R.S. 12-47-42.
An arts license maybe be issued to any nonprofit arts organization that sponsors and presents productions or performances of an artistic or cultural nature, and the arts license permits the licensee to sell alcoholic beverages only to patrons of the productions or performances for consumption on the licensed premises in connection with the productions or performances. C.R.S. 12-47-417.