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Overview

Allows select alcohol establishments to temporarily sell alcohol for carry-out, delivery, and indoor on-premises consumption from up to two (2) locations other than their licensed premises between 6 am -1 am daily.

Eligibility

  • On-premises retailers—hotels, multipurpose facilities, nightclubs, private clubs, restaurants, and taverns.
  • Locations must be in a DC Office of Zoning-designated commercial or mixed-use zone, and have a valid Certificate of Occupancy—unless the location is located on outdoor private space.

To Register

Valid Period and Fees

  • Use of the location may begin immediately upon registration and must cease by midnight after the 60th day of registration.
  • The ABC Board will consider written requests to extend temporary permissions for one (1) additional 30-day period. To extend permissions beyond 90 calendar days, an alcohol license must be filed.
  • There is no fee to apply or participate.

Of Note

  • Alcohol for carry-out and delivery must be provided to patrons in closed containers and accompanied by at least one (1) prepared food item.
  • "Prepared food” means food that is prepared or cooked on-premises and which does require further preparation for dine-in, carry-out, or delivery. To satisfy the prepared food item requirement, an alcohol establishment may also partner with a food vendor, including food trucks parked on the licensed premises, licensed by DC Health during its operating hours. Absent a written agreement with a food vendor to provide prepared food items for its patrons, food purchased from another establishment and delivered to a patron at an alcohol establishment would not meet the prepared food requirement.

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