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Types of Intoxicating Liquor Licenses
On-Sale Club
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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 may be issued only with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety, and shall only be granted to clubs, which means an incorporated organization organized under the laws of Minnesota for civic, fraternal, social, or business purposes, for intellectual improvement, or for the promotion of sports, or a congressionally chartered veterans’ organization, which: (1) has more than 30 members; (2) 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 (3) 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.  A club must be in existence for at least three years.

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 25 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 on-sale wine licenses shall be unlimited.

On-Sale Intoxicating (Restaurants and Hotels)

On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor licenses shall be issued only to a Restaurant or Hotel; a Restaurant must be open to the general public, with seating for not less than 30 guests at one time; a Hotel must have a dining room that is an integral part thereof, is under the same management and control as the Hotel, with appropriate facilities for seating not less than 30 guests at one time, and where the general public is, in consideration of payment therefor, served with meals at tables.  The number of on-sale liquor licenses issued by the City of Brooklyn Center shall be limited to 18.

Brew Pub

Brew Pub license may be issued to a Brew Pub that operates a Restaurant in the place of manufacture of malt liquor.

Brewer Taproom

Brewer Taproom license is available only to the holder of a Brewer’s license.

Microdistillery Cocktail Room

Microdistillery Cocktail Room license may be issued to the holder of an Off-Sale Microdistillery license.

Sunday On-Sale Liquor

This license may only be issued to establishments that hold an:

  1. On-Sale Intoxicating Liquor License and that serves Liquor only in conjunction with the service of food;
  2. On-Sale Brewer Taproom License;
  3. On-Sale Brew Pub License and that serves Liquor only in conjunction with the service of food;
  4. Off-Sale Brew Pub License;
  5. Off-Sale Small Brewer License;
  6. Off-Sale Microdistillery License, but only if the City’s municipal liquor stores are open on Sunday, and then only during the same hours; or
  7. On-Sale Microdistillery Cocktail Room License.

An establishment that obtains a Sunday Sales License for Sunday sales under one license is not required to obtain a Sunday Sales License for any other license the establishment holds that allows sales on Sundays for the same Premises.