A License to Sell

If you’ve ever tried to open a bar, or have seen someone else try, then the hardest thing to do is get a liquor license. A bar isn’t a bar without booze, and the license to sell those drinks is often mired in restrictions and the need for carefully followed rules on the part of your bar. Not every location can sell alcohol, and there are reasons for the yeses and the no’s when people submit their application.

Most places in the United States have their own liquor licenses and the rules vary per state. States will often decide the times and places that liquor can be served, as well as how many drinks someone can have, and who can legally be served alcohol.   

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Restaurants then take those laws further with their own house rules, such as keeping all alcohol on the premises, non-refundable drinks, and a cutoff limit for drunk customers. Depending on the type of restaurant that the license applies for, there are other types of license. For example, a restaurant that only sells beer and wine has a different license than one that sells stronger spirits.

A place that sells alcohol has time and location limits. For example, some states require a bar or other licensed establishment to be 100-300 feet away from a church to school. Again, it all depends on state law, so if you want to open a bar in any state, look at both the local and state laws.

Applying for the texas alcohol permit isn’t as hard as meeting restrictions, and once you meet the applications it will take around 10 days for your bar to get your license. Then all you have to do is follow the rules and you’ll be able to serve alcohol to your customers.