Types of Liquor Licenses & Permits

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Arts License: Permits qualifying non-profit corporations and municipalities to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to patrons of artistic and cultural performances for consumption on the premises in connection with such performances.

Art Gallery Permits: Permits complimentary alcohol beverage service by an Art Gallery whose primary business is to exhibit and offer for sale works of fine art. Alcohol beverage service is limited to fifteen days per year, and for no more than four hours per day.

Beer and Wine License: Permits the sale of malt and vinous liquors only to the public for consumption on the licensed premises.

Bed and Breakfast Permit: Allows complimentary alcohol beverages to be provided only to overnight guests during limited hours for consumption on the premises.

Brew Pub License: Allows sale and consumption on premises of malt, vinous and spirituous liquors, and permits the manufacture of malt liquor on the licensed premises. Malt liquor which is manufactured on licensed premises may be sold for consumption on the premises, sold to an independent wholesaler for distribution to other licensed retailers, or sold to the public in properly labeled sealed containers "to go."

Club License: Permits qualifying non-profit corporations to sell malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors to members and their guests for consumption on the premises.

Delivery Permit: Allows the delivery of alcohol beverages to locations off the licensed premises in sealed containers. Permits are only available to off premises retail licensees.

Fermented Malt Beverage License: Permits the sale of fermented malt beverage to the public by the drink for consumption on the premises, or in sealed containers for off-premises consumption. 

Hotel and Restaurant: Permits restaurants, and hotels with restaurant facilities, to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption within the licensed premises.

Liquor Licensed Drugstore: Permits licensed drugstores to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.

Mini Bar Permits: Allow a hotel and restaurant licensee (owner) who has a separate hotel facility, if located within 1,000 feet of its existing hotel and restaurant license, to establish mini bars in guest rooms at the hotel.

Optional Premises: Permits the sale on a licensed outdoor sports and recreational facility of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors by the drink to customers for consumption on the premises.

Public Transportation System License: Permits operators of a public transportation system to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption on the conveyances, cars, or planes of the system, or in private club rooms in airports or airport concourses.

Retail Liquor Store License: Permits the sale to the public of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.

Special Event Liquor Permits:

  1. What: a Special Event Liquor Permit authorizes the sale of alcohol beverages by the drink to the public.
  2. Who: those who qualify for Special Event Liquor Permits may or may not currently have a liquor license and must be one of the following:
  • Organizations that are not for profit and have been incorporated pursuant to Colorado law for purposes of a social, fraternal, patriotic, political, or athletic nature;
  • A regularly chartered branch, lodge or chapter of a national organization or society organized for such purposes, which is non-profit;
  • An organization which is a regularly established religious or philanthropic institution;
  • A political candidate who has filed the necessary reports with the Colorado Secretary of State;
  • A municipality owning arts facilities at which productions of an artistic or cultural nature are held.

Tavern License: Permits the sale of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors, by the drink, to the public for consumption on the premises.

Vintner's Restaurant License: May be issued to a person operating a vintner's restaurant and also selling malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors in the place where such liquors are to be consumed. During the hours established in section 12-47-901(5)(b), vinous liquors manufactured by a vintner's restaurant licensee on the licensed premises may be furnished for consumption on the premises, sold to independent wholesalers for distribution to licensed retailers, sold to the public in sealed containers for off-premises consumption. Only vinous liquors fermented, manufactured, and packaged on the premises by the licensee shall be sold in sealed containers, sold at wholesale to licensed retailers in an amount up to fifty thousand gallons per calendar year.