“Technically, there aren’t any ‘bars’ anymore, unless they’re just selling beer and wine,” Stevens said. The new term is “private club.”
To be classified as a restaurant, at least 30 percent of an establishment’s food and drink revenue should be nonalcoholic, according to state ABC guidelines. There must be a kitchen and inside seating for at least 36 people .
Hotels, convention centers, community theaters, nonprofits and political organizations are also eligible for mixed-drink permits.
Date posted: February 2, 2011
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