Tavern

Sale of beer, wine, and liquor for consumption on the premises.  

The managers of all taverns must be registered with the local and state licensing authorities whether a principal to the licensee manages the licensed premises or someone else manages the premises.

Requirements

Sales and Service

  • Sale, service and consumption of beer, wine, and liquor by the drink for on-premises consumption
  • Must have available a minimum of sandwiches and light snacks to patrons during all hours when the sale of alcohol is provided; however, tavern licensees may serve as much of a meal as they desire.

Hours of Operation

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

 

Multiple Interests

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

  • Other tavern liquor licenses
  • Hotel and restaurant 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

 

Distance Restriction

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

Fees

Application Fee:

State - $1,550.00 fee made payable to Colorado Department of Revenue + Liquor License Fees

State - $1,650.00 fee for Concurrent Review + Liquor License Fees

State - $1,550.00 fee for Transfer of Ownership + Liquor License Fees

City -   $1,000.00 + other fees assigned at time of application

Colorado Bureau of Investigations Fingerprinting:  $38.50 per person for anyone that owns at least 10% of the business entity.

License fees will be calculated at the time the application is submitted to the City.

 

Required Documents

See documents required for a liquor license application.

Manager Registration Form(PDF, 236KB). A manager cannot be listed on more than one Tavern or Hotel and Restaurant liquor license.

Individual History Form(PDF, 156KB) 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.

Managers

  • The names of all managers must be provided to the local and state licensing authorities whether a principal to the licensee or someone else manages the licensed premises.
  • The manager of a tavern may only manage one tavern.
  • A manager is required to file a manager registration form, an individual history form, fingerprints and pay a $75 fee to both the City and the State.
  • Any changes in mangers of taverns must be reported to both the City and the State within fie (5) days and a new manager must be registered within thirty (30) days of the change in manager.
  • A manager is required to submit a complete set of fingerprints.