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Not sure which Pennsylvania Liquor License type you need? Find detailed information on Type R, Type E and Type D Liquor Licenses and more, as well as the steps needed to acquire the alcohol license.
What types of Liquor License are available in Pennsylvania counties? Here’s a quick list:
Type D Liquor License: Distributor (D) licenses (commonly held by neighborhood beer distributors) allow for the sale of malt and brewed beverages (beer) for off-premises consumption only. Distributors are authorized to sell beer in any package configuration to an unlicensed customer. These sales do not have to be in manufacturer’s original configuration (i.e., sales of cases, 12-packs, six-packs and single bottle are permitted) and can be sold in refillable and resealable growlers for off-premises consumption. Distributors may also sell beer in original containers containing 128 ounces or more (e.g., kegs).
Type E Liquor License: The primary purpose of the eating place (E) retail dispenser license is the regular and customary preparation and service of food to the public. The licensed area within the establishment must be no less than 300 square feet, equipped with tables and seating, and sufficient food, to accommodate at least 30 patrons at once. The establishment must have a functioning kitchen or food preparation area, and it must have a current and valid health license issued by the governing municipal authority. E licensees are only permitted to sell and serve malt and brewed beverages (beer) and may not sell liquor (wine or spirits) for on or off-premises consumption.
Type R Liquor License: A restaurant (R) licensed establishment, as defined in the Liquor Code, is to be habitually and principally used in the preparation and service of food to the public. The licensed area within the establishment must be no less than 400 square feet, equipped with tables and seating, and sufficient food, to accommodate at least 30 patrons at once. The establishment must have a current and valid health license issued by the governing municipal authority. R licenses are the most common type of license, and while it is frequently referred to as a “bar” or “tavern” licenses, many different types of businesses can hold such a license, including establishments that have obtained PLCB approval for an interior connection to or with a grocery store or convenience store.