Hotel and Restaurant With Optional Premises

Optional Premises means outdoor sports and recreational facilities for the convenience of guests or the public (e.g., golf courses, ski resorts).

    • Located on or adjacent to a hotel and restaurant liquor licensed establishment
    • Fess are charged for the use of such facilities

 

Requirements

  • Sale, service and consumption of beer, wine, and liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption; including the outdoor facilities, but only to customers of the optional premises
    • The approval of optional premises areas is discretionary with the City and State.
    • Written notice must be provided to the City and State prior to alcohol service on the optional premises no less than 48 hours or more than 180 days.  (The days and hours of service must be specified.)
    • No more than 3 proposed permanent locations or more than three movable facilities
  • Must have a full kitchen with adequate personnel, equipment and food to prepare meals; meals must be available between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.; sandwiches and light snacks after 8:00 p.m.
  • Meals must be prepared on the licensed premises, unless prepared at a licensed kitchen under the licensee's exclusive management and control.
  • At least 25% of the gross annual income must be from the sale of food.

 

Seven days a week between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m.

Multiple ownership is legal with the following other classes of licenses:

  • Other hotel and restaurants with optional premises
  • Vintner's restaurant licenses
  • Hotel and restaurant and tavern liquor licenses
  • Retail gaming tavern licenses
  • Racetrack licenses
  • Brew pub licenses
  • Arts licenses
  • Beer and wine licenses
  • Club licenses
  • Public transportation system license
  • 3.2% beer licenses

 

A 500 foot distance restriction from public and parochial schools applied to new hotel and restaurant liquor applications. 

This does not apply to colleges, universities, or seminaries.  (This is by rule and regulation of the Department of excise and Licenses.)

Read more about the distance restriction for Hotel and Restaurant licenses.

Application Fees:

State - $1025.00

City - $750.00

 

Fees for the Managers:

State - $75.00

City - $75.00 

Complete set of Fingerprints:  $38.50

 

License fees will be calculated at the time the permanent license is issued.

See documents required for a liquor license application.

Manager Registration (PDF)

Individual History Form (PDF)

Full set of Fingerprints mailed to Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI)

Additional documents may be required for this class of license.  Check with the Department of Excise and Licenses for specific requirements.

  • If someone other than a principal to the licensee manages the licensed premises, then the manager must register and pay $75.00 in fees to the City and the State.
    • Any changes in managers of arts licenses must be reported to both the City and the State within five (5) days of the change in manager and new managers registered within thirty (30) days. 
  • With multiple owned Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premises, each location must have a separate and distinct manager from the other Hotel and Restaurant with Optional Premises.
  • Managers are required to submit a complete set of fingerprints.

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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