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Get a Retail License

Retail licenses allow for the serving and sale of wine, beer and mixed beverages at restaurants, hotels, convenience stores, grocery stores, gourmet shops, delicatessens and other establishments.

Most Frequently Used

Authorizes the licensee to sell and serve mixed beverages for on-premises consumption in designated areas, as well as other privileges.
 
Authorizes the licensee to sell wine and beer in closed containers for off-premises consumption and give samples of wine and beer for on-premises consumption.
Authorizes the licensee to sell beer and wine for on-premises consumption and to sell wine and beer in closed containers for off-premises consumption.
Authorizes the licensee to serve complimentary wine or beer to bona fide customers on the licensed premises subject to any limitations imposed by the Virginia ABC Board.

 
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Explore our list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). For additional licensing assistance, please contact your regional ABC office or email enforcement@virginiaabc.com.

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