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ABRA's office will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, October 11.

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Manufacturer's Permit/Endorsement Application

Alcohol manufacturers in the District of Columbia can apply toABRA for several types of permits and endorsements that allow the manufacturer to expand their operations.

A new law allows manufacturers to:

  • extend operating, permit and endorsement hours to 8 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Sunday.
  • apply for entertainment endorsements.
  • participate in ABRA's Extended Holiday Hours, Inaugural Week and other types of extended hours programs available to other licensees.
  • file for a one-day substancial change permit up to 12 times per calendar year, allowing on-premises consumption of alcoholic beverages for a specific event.

A manufacturer that has already been issued a permit/endorsement and wants to operate during the new hours of 8 a.m.-midnight, Monday-Sunday would need to apply for a change of hours by completing the form attached below. The form below may also be completed to apply for a manufacturer permit or endorsement.

The following permits and endorsements are available to manufacturers.

  • On-Site Sales and Consumption Permit
  • Tasting Permit
  • Sidewalk Café/Summer Garden Endorsements
  • Entertainment Endorsement

Forms may be returned to ABRA in person or by mail:

  • 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 400 South, Washington, DC 20009