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Reopen DC Alcohol Act | New License Type Applications Now Available

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the three (3) new alcohol license types created by the Reopen Washington DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Amendment Act of 2022.

They include:

  1. Third-Party Alcohol Delivery License
    Permits the same day delivery of alcohol to consumers within DC by delivery companies on behalf of alcohol-licensed restaurants, taverns, and other retailers, and manufacturers.

    To apply, submit the Alcohol License Applicationthe Third-Party Alcohol License Addendum included in the application packet, and all other specified documents.
  2. Commercial Lifestyle License
    Permits the on-premises consumption of alcohol purchased from alcohol licensed tenants of mixed-used commercial developments within predefined boundaries not licensed by ABRA such as along or on walkways, piers, breezeways, plazas, and other outdoor areas.

    To apply, submit the Alcohol License Application, the Commercial Lifestyle License Addendum included in the application packet, and all other specified documents.
  3. Grocery Store 25 Percent Class A
    Permits a newly constructed grocery store to sell beer, wine, and spirits for off-premises consumption. Licensees who open and operate a newly constructed grocery store for at least one (1) year in a Ward 5 “qualifying zone”, in the Ward 6 Buzzard Point neighborhood, or in Wards 7 or 8, will become eligible to apply to open a store of the same type elsewhere in DC.

    To apply, submit the Alcohol License Application and all other specified documents. 

Applications must be submitted timely and be approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board. Applications are subject to a 45-day public comment period.

To learn more about each license type, listen to the information session recording or visit abra.dc.gov. License questions should be directed to [email protected].