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East Dupont Circle ABC License Moratorium Zone

A limit exists on the number of alcoholic beverage licenses that can be issued in the East Dupont Circle neighborhood through August 22, 2017. The moratorium extends approximately 600 feet in all directions from the intersection of 17th and Q Streets, NW.

The East Dupont Circle Moratorium limits the number of alcoholic beverage licenses that can be issued in the defined zone to:

  • Two licenses to taverns; and
  • No licenses to nightclubs.

Hotels are exempt from the terms of the moratorium. Complete details are available in the Notice of Final Rulemaking

A downloadable version of the East Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone map is also available.

East Dupont Circle Moratorium Zone