Beer and Wine License

A beer and wine license permits the sale of malt and vinous liquor by the drink for consumption ON the licensed premises.

Requirements

  • Sale and service of beer and wine by the drink for on-premises consumption
  • Must have a minimum of sandwiches and light snacks to patrons during all hours when the sale of beer and wine is provided; however, beer and wine licensees may serve as much of a meal as they desire
Seven days a week between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Multiple financial interests are allowed with beer and wine licenses in the following:

  • Other beer and wine licenses
  • Hotel and restaurant licenses
  • Tavern licenses
  • Brew pub licenses
  • Club licenses
  • Arts licenses 
  • Racetrack licenses
  • Public transportation system licenses
  • Optional premises licenses
  • Retail gaming tavern licenses 
  • Vintner's restaurant licenses  

A 500 foot distance restriction from public and parochial schools, colleges, universities, and seminaries applies to new beer and wine applications.

 

Application Fees:                                           

State:  $1025.00

City:     $750.00

License Fees will be calculated at the time the permanent license is issued. License Fees are pro-rated from the date of application to the date of issuance the first year. After that the yearly fee will be:

City:    $48.75

State:  $351.25


See documents required for a liquor license application.

Names of all mangers of beer and wine licenses provided to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses and Colorado State Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division.

 

The names of all managers of beer and wine licenses must be provided to the local and state licensing authorities whether a principal to the licensee or someone else manages the licensed premises.

Any changes in managers of beer and wine licenses must be reported to both the City and the State within thirty days of the change in manager. 

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State Statutes

Plan Extra Time!

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Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect.  Plan extra time to get your license.

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