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On-Premise Retail Licenses

An on-premise retail license allows for the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises of the establishment. View application guidelines. There is a nonrefundable $65 application fee for each license listed below.

Beer

Beer may be sold and served only in the dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business.

For restaurant, hotel, tax-exempt private club, food concessions at coliseum and stadium, resort complex.

COST
$145
 

Wine and Beer

Wine and beer may be sold and served only in dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business.

Restaurant, hotel, hotel-limited service, tax-exempt private club, food concessions at coliseum and stadium, resort complex.

COST
$300
 

Hospital

COST
$145
 

Mixed Beverage

Mixed beverages may be sold and served only in the dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business. Please note: Wine and beer on-premise privileges are required to apply for a mixed beverage on-premise license. Both privileges may be applied for simultaneously. View more information.

Restaurant, hotel, resort complex




COST
Seating 1–100: $560
Seating 101–150: $975
Seating 151 or more: $1,430
 
Tax-exempt private club





COST
200 or fewer members: $750
201–500 members: $1,860
501 or more members: $2,765
 

Restaurant on government property

COST
$500
 

Mixed Beverage, Limited

Allows use of dessert wines and no more than six varieties of liqueurs. Please note: Wine and beer on-premises privileges are required to apply for a limited mixed beverage on-premises license. Both privileges may be applied for simultaneously.

Restaurant
COST
Seating 1–100: $460
Seating 101–150: $875
Seating 151 or more: $1,330
 

Caterer, Mixed Beverage

Includes wine, beer and mixed beverage privileges. View more information.

Caterer

COST
$1,860
 

Caterer Limited, Mixed Beverage

Includes wine, beer and mixed beverage privileges and is limited to twelve events per year. View more information.

Caterer

COST
$500
 

Combined Restaurant/Caterer, Mixed Beverage

Please note: Wine and beer on-premises privileges are required to apply for a mixed beverage on-premises license. Both privileges may be applied for simultaneously. View more information.

For the restaurant portion, mixed beverages may be sold and served only in the dining rooms and designated rooms specially approved by Virginia ABC on the premises for each type of business. For the caterer portion, includes wine, beer and mixed beverage privileges. See COV 4.1-210.A (15).

COST
Seating 1–100: $2,420
Seating 101–150: $2,835
Seating 151 or more: $3,290

ABC Special Agents

Special agents are the primary resource for questions related to operating a business with an ABC license. Contact a special agent via your regional ABC office.