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Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

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Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Alcohol Licenses

Listed below are applications for new licenses, changes in your current license, and temporary permits for charitable organizations.  Before you begin, it may be helpful to see our instructions on how to apply for an alcohol license.

On-sale and off-sale licenses

Cocktail Room: A microdistillery that sells the distilled spirits you produce for drinking at the business. 
 
Liquor Catering: A food catering business that serves alcohol at events. Send us your Liquor Catering Notification Form at least 24 hours before each event. 
 
Microdistillery/Off Sale Distilled Spirits:  Selling distilled spirits you produce for drinking offsite the business. See Minnesota state statue 340A.22 for definition.
 
Off-Sale 3.2 BeerSelling 3.2 beer in original packages in drugstores, grocery stores, or gas stations for drinking offsite the business.
 
Off-Sale LiquorSelling liquor, wine or beer in original packages in liquor stores for drinking offsite the business. 
 
Off-Sale Malt Liquor (Growler)Selling malt liquor in 64-ounce containers (growlers) for drinking offsite the business.    
 
On-Sale 3.2 BeerSelling 3.2 beer for drinking onsite the business. A restaurant license is included.
 
On-Sale Liquor: Selling liquor, wine or beer for drinking onsite the business. A restaurant license is included.
 
On-Sale WineSelling wine, and beer, for drinking onsite the business. A restaurant license is included.
 
Taproom: Selling the malt liquor you produce for drinking onsite at your brewery. 
 
Special All Night Bowling, Pool or Billiards: Staying open for up to 24 hours.
 
Special Late Night Food: Serving food later than your regular hours.

Changes to your current license

If you plan to change an owner or some of your business operations, you must first get approval from us. Failure to report this may lead to losing your license. Send us one of the following applications:

Temporary permits for charitable, religious and non-profit organizations

Temporary On-Sale 3.2 Beer Serving beer at events such as a fundraising.
 
Temporary On-Sale Liquor Serving liquor, wine and beer at events such as a fundraising.
 
Temporary On-Sale Wine:   Serving wine and beer at events such as a fundraising.

Questions?

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For reasonable accommodations, or alternative formats, call or email 311. People who are deaf, or hard of hearing, can use a relay service to call 311 at 612- 673-3000. TTY users can call 612- 673-2157 or 612- 673-2626.
Para asistencia 612- 673-2700. Yog xav tau kev pab hu 612- 637-2800. Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.

Additional information

Entertainment Classes - defined

Federal Tax ID Number

Federal Tax Stamp

Minnesota Buyers Card Application

Minnesota Forms for Registering a Doing Business As (DBA) Name

Minnesota Sales Tax ID Number

Off-Sale Liquor Zoning Map

Last updated Jul 15, 2019

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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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