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ABC in the Modern Age


Taking it Online in 2021 I'm genuinely excited to announce that ABC is now accepting renewal payments ONLINE! Behold... the new Online Services functionality on their website! Many license types are still eligible for renewal waivers. ABC tells us that about half of eligible licensees are NOT taking advantage of this, so let us know if you have questions about it. Check on your waiver eligibility HERE.


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Cocktails To-Go Will Continue (for a while)

Senate Bill 389 Info SB389 extends some of the immensely popular Cocktails to-go privileges from last year's relief measures. The Details:

  • Customers must pick it up (no delivery)

  • Must be ordered with a meal

  • Limit of 2 drinks per meal

  • Limited pours (4.5 oz spirits, 187-355 ml wine, beer only in sealed bottles or cans)

  • Secure lid

  • Clear labeling that it contains alcohol

  • Must include a specific warning visible to the customer

  • Expires 12/31/2026

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Priority Drawing Dates Announced

Tune In Oct 25-28 HERE is the list of all the Priority Applicants. HERE are the notices of drawing dates & Zoom links. If you are so inclined, you can watch the magic yourself. We'll be there!

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We're Here to Help!

Call Us First We want to be your first phone call for anything ABC-related. Selling your license, expanding your license, updating ownership, figuring out what you can (or can't) do. Questions about the Temp Catering Permits? Off-sales? New licenses? Just reply here... or if you're a phone person: (510) 788-5881 We truly love serving our strange and wonderful California hospitality industry and look forward to helping you with your next project.

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