For bars, restaurants or any nightclubs selling alcoholic beverages can be really beneficial, but they must get a liquor license to sell them without being banned.
Wisconsin law claims many strict requirements for getting the beverage license. But it is not impossible it just requires a lot of time and patience.
In fact, licensees get their liquor licenses in the villages, cities or towns of Wisconsin. Here are the important requirements people should meet to obtain a liquor license:
These points are for license holders, and they have the privilege not to stay on the premises of their business during the time it is open.
On the other hand, licensed operators must be responsible for the business all the time. People call this type of license also a bartender’s license and to get that they must:
The fees for getting liquor licenses are various depending on the municipality. But Wisconsin state law has established certain standards according to which they estimate it. For knowing the exact sum of the fee people should get in contact with the city clerk.
Class B licenses, known also as “reserved liquor licenses”, have a fee of at least $10,000. They consider the number of people within the premises of business while estimating it. There is also a fee for publishing the licenses in a newspaper and it is equal to the cost of publication.
People get their liquor licenses from the administrative division where their business is situated. Licenses normally consist of three classes: A, B and C.
Class B is a retail sale and delivery license for alcoholic beverage. It gives the licensee the opportunity to sell the beverage both on and off the business’s premises. Regardless of that, there are some exceptions, though.
For instance, people who get a license for consuming beer, they can do it on or off the premises. Liquor and wine licenses allow it to occur on the business’s premises and only sealed bottles of wine can be sold off the premises.
Moreover, people can make retail sale of wine and beer only at some events, like county fairs or city festivals. What refers to gas stations and convenience stores, they can’t receive this license.
Among the well-known licenses there is one more class: Class H liquor license. Licensees get a permission to make a retail sale of beer, wine and other sparkling alcoholic beverage with no other liquor licenses.
Licensees give an occasional service to their clients within the business area. People who obtain class H license should know what they are limited by.
Here are the strictest limitations: