ABC Priority Drawing 2020 Lottery

We are happy to announce that ABC has released their 2020 priority drawing which authorizes new liquor licenses and intercounty transfers. From September 14th-25 in Counties where ABC authorized new licenses and intercounty transfers applications will be accepted at...

California Census 2020 and Liquor Licenses

It is no surprise that liquor licenses are issued by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of California (ABC) and there is only a certain number of liquor licenses issued to each county. To go even deeper, the counties are divided into what is called a census...

ABC to Announce New Liquor License Authorizations Later this Month

By the end of August ABC will be announcing authorization for new original licenses for both on-sale general and off-sale general licenses. In addition, ABC will announce new authorizations for intercounty transfer of on-sale general and off-sale general licenses. As...

COVID-19 Licensed Premises Closures

Note to readers: This Public Health Order was issued by Governor Newsom in the State of California on July 13th, 2020 Given the increase cases of COVID-19 transmission the Governor issued new directives limiting the operations of most ABC-licensed businesses...

Covid-19 Temporary Premise Expansion

Over half way through 2020 and Covid-19 does not seem to be slowing down. With the Governor ordering counties to close dine in and bars on and off many businesses have taken advantage of ABC’s fast track expansion process. This process helps licensed business comply...

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...