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File a Complaint with ABRA

Urgent complaints regarding alcoholic beverage licensed establishments can be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) by:

  • Calling (202) 442-4423 from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday-Friday
  • Calling (202) 329-6347 from 7 pm to 3 am

Complaints may also be submitted using the online form.

If you wish to submit your complaint via email, please be sure to list the following information. Failure to include this information will deem your complaint incomplete and WILL NOT be reviewed.

  • Name
  • Phone Number*
  • Email Address*
  • Date of Incident
  • Time of Incident
  • Type of Establishment
  • Establishment Name
  • Establishment Address
  • Is this the first time you are filing a complaint about this establishment with ABRA?
  • Type of Complaint – Liquor or Grocery Store
  • Type of Complaint - Restaurant, Bar, Nightclub, Hotel, Theatre or Museum
  • The specific details of my formal complaint to ABRA are as follows:


For urgent issues that require an immediate response, call 311 and ask to be connected to ABRA.

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 442-4423
Contact Fax: 
(202) 442-9563
Contact TTY: 
(746) 777-7776
Contact Suite #: 
Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm
Service Location: 

2000 14th Street, NW

GIS Address: 
2000 14th Street, NW