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Types of Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
On-Sale Club
Contact
Sharon Knutson
City Clerk

6301 Shingle Creek Pkwy.
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430

Ph: (763) 569-3306
Fx: (763) 569-3494

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
On-Sale Club licenses shall only be granted to a club, which is an incorporated organization organized under the laws of the state for civic, fraternal, social, or business purpose or for intellectual improvement, or for the promotion of sports, or a congressionally chartered veterans’ organization, which has more than 30 members; has owned or rented a building or space in a building for more than one year that is suitable and adequate for the accommodation of its members; and is directed by a board of directors, executive committee, or other similar body chose by the members at a meeting held for that purpose.  No member, officer, agent, or employee shall receive any profit from the distribution or sale of beverages to the members of the club, or their guests, beyond a reasonable salary or wages fixed and voted each year by the governing body.

On-Sale Wine
On-Sale Wine licenses may be issued only with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety.  This license may be issued only to a restaurant that has a dining area that is open to the general public and has seating for not less than 75 guests at one time.  The restaurant's business must be conducted in such a manner that a significant part of the revenue for a license year is the sale of food.  Only the sale of wine not exceeding 14 percent alcohol by volume for consumption on the licensed premises in conjunction with the sale of food shall be permitted.  The number of wine licenses shall be unlimited. 

On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor
On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor licenses shall be issued only to a restaurant that is open to the general public with a total minimum floor area of 1,800 square feet and has seating for not less than 150 guests at one time.  The number of on-sale liquor licenses issued by the City of Brooklyn Center shall be limited to 18.  The following are the classes of On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor Licenses that may be issued by the City:

On-Sale Class A – a hotel or restaurant that has 80% or more of its applicable revenue derived from the serving of food for consumption on the premises.

On-Sale Class B – a hotel or restaurant that has 50% through 79% of its applicable revenue derived from the serving of food for consumption on the premises.

On-Sale Class C – a hotel or restaurant that has 40% to 49% of its applicable revenue derived from the serving of food for consumption on the premises and derives a considerable part of its revenue from sources other than liquor or food.

On-Sale Class D – a hotel or restaurant that is a new liquor license applicant that has not established a ratio between food and liquor revenue for the premises.  Twelve months of documentation of food and liquor sales shall be presented by the licensee to the City Clerk on or before the date of renewal in order to determine the appropriate license class for the following year.  If such documentation is not available, the Class D license shall be extended for no more than one additional year. Otherwise, a Class A, B, or C license will be assigned by the City based on the established ratio between food and Liquor sales.

On-Sale Class E – this license is only available to hotels that serve food and liquor in a dining room that is open to the general public with a total minimum floor area of 1,200 square feet and has seating for not less than 100 people; and that is conducted in such a manner that a significant part of the revenue for a license year is the sale of food for consumption on the premises.  Applicants for Class E licenses must submit with their applications menus of food and nonalcoholic beverages that will be served with the Liquor dispensed. The City Council shall determine whether such food and beverages are adequate to protect the public interests. Changes in menu may not be made without the prior approval of the City Manager’s designee. Liquor may be dispensed for no more than two hours a day and shall not be dispensed before 4 p.m. or after 8 p.m. The licensee shall not require the payment of consideration for Liquor other than that which is paid as its regular charges for rooms. The area designated as the dining room shall be adequately separated from other common areas of the Hotel by physical barriers to control ingress and egress and to ensure security and compliance with the provisions of this Chapter. Class E licensees may serve Liquor on Sunday subject to the provisions of this Chapter without having to obtain a separate Sunday On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License.

On-Sale Class F – this license is available only to the Earle Brown Heritage Center.  This license allows the sale and dispensing of Liquor at the convention center and bed and breakfast facilities located at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. This license applies to the sale and dispensing of Liquor to patrons attending events at the Earle Brown Heritage Center. This license shall not be valid for amateur athletic events held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center.

On-Sale Brewer Taproom
Licensed brewers may file an application with the City Clerk to serve malt liquor produced by the brewer for consumption on the premises.

Sunday On-Sale Liquor
A restaurant, club, bowling center, or hotel which holds an on-sale intoxicating liquor license may file an application with the City Clerk to serve intoxicating liquor during set hours on Sundays in conjunction with the sale of food.

Optional 2 am Closing
This license may be issued only to an establishment that holds an on-sale liquor license and has obtained an optional 2 am Closing Permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety.