Allows on-premises alcohol establishments to sell alcohol for carry-out and delivery to consumers located in the District between 6:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m., daily. All alcohol sales must be provided in closed or sealed containers and accompanied by at least one (1) prepared food item.
On-Premises Retailers license holders and food retailers with commercial street frontage at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Licensees that register online by Wednesday, March 31 will not be required to obtain Board approval in order to receive a carry out and delivery endorsement from ABRA. After March 31, 2021, licensees not already registered with ABRA will need Board approval prior to selling alcoholic beverages for carry out and delivery and may be subject to a 66-day public comment period.
Effective Thursday, April 1, 2021, all licensees, including those previously registered with ABRA, must have an Alcohol Carry-Out and Delivery Endorsement to continue offering alcohol carry-out and delivery. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Board has extended the period to obtain an Alcohol Carry-Out and delivery endorsement from ABRA until June 30, 2021.
Board Orders and Settlement Agreement terms apply and may affect eligibility.
Valid Period and Fees
Endorsements are valid for up to three (3) years.
A $200 fee does apply. Licensees registered with ABRA by March 31 will be mailed an invoice in mid-May and have until June 30, 2021 to pay. See Fees and Renewal Schedule.
Licensees who fail to pay the endorsement fee in full by the deadline, must cease alcohol carry-out and delivery on Thursday, July 1. Licensees that would like to resume the service after the due date must submit an endorsement application and may be subject to a 66-days public comment period and ABC Board approval.
Subsequent Alcohol Carry-Out and Delivery endorsement fees will be due on an annual basis.
Registered and Confirmed Eligible ABC Licensees
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