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Hotel and Restaurant

A hotel and restaurant license shall be issued to persons selling alcohol beverages in the place where the alcohol beverages are to be consumed.
 

Requirements

  • Sale, service and consumption of beer, wine, and liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption
  • 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.

You are able to be open seven days a week between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m., if you choose to do so. 

Multiple ownership is legal with the following other classes:

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

 

Please see the following information regarding the distance restriction between hotel and restaurant liquor licenses and schools:

Hotel/Restaurant 500 ft Distance Restriction

Application Fees:

State - $600.00

City -   $750.00

 

Fees for the Managers:

State  - $75.00

City -    $75.00 

$38.50 per person for fingerprinting (Managers)

City Renewal Fees for a Hotel/Restaurant License - $75.00 for Hotel/Restaurant

City Renewal Fee for all liquor licenses                $100.00

Retail Food Establishment             1 to 25 Seats-  $125.00

                                                          26 to  Seats-  $200.00

                                                   101 to 500 Seats-  $300.00

 

 

See documents required for a liquor license application.

Manager Registration Form. A manager cannot be listed as a manager on more than one Hotel and Restaurant or Tavern liquor license.

Individual History Form for manager

Manager - Complete 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 a $75.00 fee to both the City and the State.
  • Any changes in managers must be reported within five days and new manager must be registered within 30 days.
  • With multiple owned hotel and restaurant liquor licenses, each location must have a separate and distinct manager from the other hotel and restaurant liquor licenses.
  • Full set of fingerprints for Managers

 

 

State Statutes

Colorado StatuesColorado Liquor
and Beer Laws
  

12-47-411

Plan Extra Time!

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