What is the ABC Priority Drawing Lottery?

The Alcoholic Beverage Control of California (ABC) host a drawing every year to issue new licenses, it’s commonly known as the ABC lottery. The ABC lottery is an anticipated-state wide event for many reasons the major one being that you can get a new license for a...

Why are Napa liquor licenses so expensive?

The simple logic to why liquor licenses in Napa county can go up to six figures is supply and demand. When there is a demand for a liquor license in Napa county, the number of liquor licenses available to purchase can be close to none. The supply for liquor license in...

How do I get a liquor license in Los Angeles county?

Los Angeles county is by far the most popular county when it comes to holding liquor licenses. Maybe it’s the nightlife or the celebrity spotting but as popularity increased so did the process in getting one. As a business entrepreneur a liquor license may be in the...

What happens if I pay my liquor license renewal fee late?

Whether you pay your renewal fee immediately after the due date or its been a few weeks since your renewal was due, a 90-day grace period starts. From day 1 to day 60 you have a 50% delinquent fee added to the renewal fee. Day 61 to day 90, you are facing 100%...

ABC District & Branch Contact Info for California

For more information contact your nearest ABC district or branch office: Bakersfield . . . . . . . . . . . . (661) 395-2731 El Monte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (626) 927-1060 Eureka . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (707) 445-7229 Fresno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

Liquor License – How Long Does It Take?

Getting your liquor license – how long does it take? The following are the average waiting periods for a license: (includes a 30-day posting of Public Notice of Application) Non-Protested Application: From date application is filed at District Office to issuance...