Elk in Rocky Mountain National Park
 

Definitions of Colorado Retail Liquor and Beer Licenses and Permits

  • "Retail Liquor Store" license permits the sale to the public of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public in sealed containers for consumption of the premises.
  • "Liquor-Licensed Drug Store" license permits licensed drugstores to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors for consumption on the premises.
  • "Tavern" license permits the sale to the public of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors for consumption on the premises.
  • "Hotel and Restaurant" license permits restaurants, and hotels with restaurant facilities, to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption within the licensed premises.
  • "Beer and Wine" license permits the sale of malt and vinous liquors only to the public for consumption on the licensed premises.
  • "Club" license permits qualifying non-profit corporations and municipalities to sell, malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to members and their guests for consumption on the premises.
  • "Arts" license permits qualifying non-profit corporations and municipalities to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to patrons of artistic performances for consumption on the premises in connection with such performances.
  • "Bed and Breakfast Permit" allows complimentary alcoholic beverages to be provided only to overnight guests during limited hours for consumption on the premises.
  • "Racetrack" license permits racetracks with pari-mutuel wagering to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to customers for consumption on the premises.
  • "Public Transportation System" license permits operators of a public transportation system to sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors to the public for consumption on the conveyances, cars, or planes of the system, or in private club rooms in airports or airport concourses.
  • "Optional Premises" license permits the sale on a licensed outdoor sports and recreational facility of malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors by the drink to customers for consumption on the premises.
  • "3.2% Beer" license permits the sale of fermented malt beverage (3.2% beer) to the public by the drink for consumption on the premises, or in sealed containers for off-premises consumption, or for both on and off-premises consumption, depending upon the type of license issued.
  • "BrewPub" license allows a retail establishment to operate a brew pub and also sell malt, vinous, and spirituous liquors for consumption on the premises.
  • "Mini Bar Permits" allow a hotel and restaurant license (owner) who has a separate hotel facility, if located within 1,000 feet of its existing hotel and restaurant license, to establish a mini bar in guest rooms at the hotel.
  • "Delivery Permit" allows the delivery of 3.2% beer or other alcoholic beverages by establishments licensed to sell 3.2% beer or other alcoholic beverages in sealed containers.
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