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Brew, Wine and Distillery Pubs

Alcohol licensed restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels and multipurpose facilities in the District can apply for the following permits to manufacture alcohol on or immediately adjacent to the licensed premises:

  • Brew Pub Permit - Allows the establishment to brew beer and to sell the beer to patrons or wholesalers.
  • Wine Pub Permit - Allows the establishment to manufacture wine and to sell the wine to patrons or wholesalers.
  • Distillery Pub Permit - Allows the establishment to distill spirits and to sell the spirits to patrons and wholesalers.

Establishments with either an on-premises class C or D license can apply for a brew or wine pub permit. Only establishments with an on-premises class C license can apply for a distillery pub permit.

Permits may be applied for using an ABC License Application. The annual fee for the licenses is as follows:

  • Brew Pub Permit - $3,900
  • Wine Pub Permit - $5,000
  • Distillery Pub Permit - $7,500

Brew Pubs

A brew pub can sell the beer it brews to patrons or wholesalers in sealed bottles, barrels, cans, kegs, growlers or other closed containers for off-premises consumption. A licensee holding brew pub permits at separate locations in the District is permitted to transport beer manufactured at one brew pub facility to its other brew pub facility for sale and consumption.

Wine Pubs

A wine pub can sell wine to patrons or wholesalers in sealed bottles or other closed containers for off-premises consumption.

Distillery Pubs

A distillery pub can sell spirits to patrons or wholesalers in sealed bottles or other closed containers for off-premises consumption. A distillery pub may only sell spirits for off-premises consumption during the following hours:

  • 7 am-Midnight, seven days a week.

Pubs at Farmer’s Markets

A brew, wine or distillery pub permit holder can provide tastings of its products at no cost and sell sealed containers of its products for off-premises consumption at an alcohol licensed farmer’s market in the District. Pub-permit holders can serve as vendors at a licensed District farmer’s market from 8 am-9 pm.

Pub Forms

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