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Frequently Asked Questions

 

The Office of Chief Counsel receives numerous inquiries each year regarding the licensing, production, and sale of alcohol and malt or brewed beverages in Pennsylvania. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions. 

Please be advised that it is the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement (“Bureau”), and not the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (“Board”), which enforces the liquor laws in Pennsylvania. Further, information provided in the Frequently Asked Questions is not binding on the Bureau and is offered for information and guidance only. If you find the following information does not meet your needs, you may wish to review the Board's Advisory Opinions or Advisory Notices, or Contact the Office of Chief Counsel.           

 

EVENTS, TOURNAMENTS OR CONTESTS AND GAMBLING          

        What information should a liquor licensee be aware of regarding events, tournaments or contests?

           
MINORS AND IDENTIFICATION          

         Are minors permitted on a retail licensee's premises?


FREE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES, DAILY DRINK SPECIALS AND HAPPY HOURS
         

         May an establishment provide free alcoholic beverages to its customers?

PRODUCTION OF SPIRITS, WINE, AND MALT OR BREWED BEVERAGES FOR PERSONAL USE          

         May I produce spirits for my personal use?


LICENSE AND PERMIT QUESTIONS
         


MISCELLANEOUS OPERATIONAL QUESTIONS

         What are the permissible hours of operation for licensees?