City To Allow Restaurants To Sell Booze With To-Go Meals

Business Must Aleady Have An Existing Liquor License

Mitch Kelly
March 26, 2020 - 11:50 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Is it a move worth toasting or worth a good roasting?

The city of Las Vegas is launching a plan that would allow restaurants providing curbside meals to also sell alcohol with those meals.

The city will issue an "Alcohol Time-Limited Permit" for 30 days, renewable based on the duration of the coronavirus situation, which will allow a business with an existing alcohol license (beer/wine, tavern, tavern-limited, etc.) and a food service license to do curbside pickup of alcohol with a meal.

These commercial locations will only be able to sell the types of alcohol that they are currently licensed for. For example, a beer/wine licensee may only offer beer and wine with their take-out meals, and alcohol must be in the manufacturer’s sealed container. The city will waive the daily fee and only charge the processing fee of $100 per permit.

A city of Las Vegas business can apply for the permit through its online business license account. Questions can be emailed to license@lasvegasnevada.gov. Permits will be processed in one to two business days. 

The city has heard from business owners that this plan would be especially helpful as their operations are being impacted due to closures relating to the coronavirus.