Many clients come to me seeking a liquor license for on-premises consumption for full liquor, so that would be the type of license that would accompany a bar or restaurant with a bar. There are many limitations on who can qualify for a liquor license, and also what types of locations qualify. So, just because there’s a bar next door or because the previous tenant had a liquor license does not necessarily mean that you can qualify for a liquor license. My clients look to me to help them walk them through the process of the restrictions that can apply to the liquor license to make sure, before they make a substantial investment in a location or business, that they’re sure that they can get a liquor license.
This informational blog post was provided by Alexis Soterakis, an experienced NYC Beer and Liquor License Attorney.