Mike Laszlo was recently interviewed by the Daily Camera about the realities of a tavern liquor license in Boulder, Colorado.
“A tavern license allows an establishment to serve beer, wine and hard alcohol without needing to make a certain percentage of its profits from food sales like the more common hotel/restaurant license, though a tavern is required to have snacks and sandwich-type food available for sale.
But in Boulder a tavern license has historically been much harder to obtain from the city’s Beverage Licensing Authority. There are only 16 in the city, compared to more than 120 hotel/restaurant licenses. And because the licenses are attached to addresses and not businesses, a property that can obtain one becomes more valuable.” – Mitchell Byars, Daily Camera
“It’s a coveted license in Boulder, and it is very difficult to get.” – Mike Laszlo
You can read the full article about the Boulder Tavern Liquor License HERE.