Special Event Cabaret permits are required if a liquor licensee desires to have entertainment or dancing, other than adult entertainment, on the premises on a limited or one-time basis, or if a special event liquor permit is going to provide live entertainment or dancing.
Applications must be filed at least four (4) days prior to the day of the event. These applications must be presented in person to the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
Action will be taken on an application within three (3) days of the filing of the application.
The approved permit will be mailed if there is sufficient time. Otherwise, the applicant will be required to pick it up at the office of Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
A special event cabaret permit may be issued for a total of ten (10) days in one calendar year, except for events held on public streets, highways, roadways, and sidewalks, which may be issued for fifteen (15) days in one calendar year.
License Fees: $50 per day made payable to the Manager of Finance
If the application is approved by the Department of Excise and Licenses, the permit will be mailed if there is sufficient time. Otherwise, the applicant will be required to pick it up at the office of Denver Department of Excise and Licenses.
Inspections and paperwork can take longer than you expect. Plan extra time to get your license.