A Special Notice to Restaurant Owners During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NOTE TO READERS: This information is for restaurants currently doing business in the State of California. Not many licensed restaurants know that their on-sale type 41 or type 47 license allow for off-sale privileges. Take this scenario, Bay Area counties including...

Types of Liquor Licenses in California

To sell liquor, beer and wine in the state of California, you must apply with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC). In the state of California there are two main types of liquor licenses, on-sale retail and off-sale retail. On-sale liquor licenses grant...

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...

ABC Liquor License Application Process

The 8 Step Process of Acquiring a Liquor License in California The liquor license application process broken into a colorful chart. Below is an itemized version with 8 steps to securing your California liquor license. Find a location ( buy or lease) Talk with the city...