PA liquor license law

If you are a Pennsylvania liquor licensee or hospitality business, you’re going to need a local attorney who understands the complexities of acquiring and using a liquor license in PA. The liquor licensing laws that govern the purchase and sale of alcoholic beverages in PA are vast and complicated. The lawyers at Hughes & Mashinski will help you navigate Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board regulations and protect your business from profit losses or citations from failing to comply with said regulations.

If you’re unsure if you require a liquor license or you don’t know how to go about obtaining one, call Hughes & Mashinski today. Our seasoned attorneys are here to help your business succeed.

Who Needs a Liquor License in PA?

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Grocery Stores
  • Hotels
  • Stadiums
  • Distillers
  • Wholesalers
  • Beer Distributors
  • Night Clubs

Pennsylvania Liquor License Law

In Pennsylvania, licenses are obtained through the PA Liquor Control Board (PLCB). The PLCB issues, renews and validates retail and wholesale alcohol licenses. Licenses can be obtained in one of four ways: through the issuing of a new license, the approval of a person-to-person transfer, the approval of a place-to-place transfer, or the approval of a double transfer (person to person and place to place.

PA Liquor License Law Questions

There is an abundance of information a liquor licensee should be aware of regarding Pennsylvania’s law on liquor licensing. It can be overwhelming, so don’t try to go it alone. You’re going to have a lot of questions, and H&M has the answers. Some of the most commonly asked questions in regard to PA liquor law include:

  • Are minors permitted on my premises if I sell alcohol?
  • What types of identification are valid at a licensed establishment?
  • Are there rules for daily drink specials or happy hours?
  • May I produce alcohol for my personal use?
  • Am I liable if a drunk patron leaves my establishment and gets in an accident?

To get the answers to all these questions and more, call Hughes & Mashinski today.

Why Hughes & Mashinski for Your Liquor License Issues?

At H&M, we have the skills and the understanding to assist you with your PA liquor license problem. You need some to protect your rights. We will guide you through the initial application process and will be by your side until your license is properly issued. Our Plains- based attorneys have decades of combined experience in handling liquor license law issues. Call Hughes & Mashinski at 570-823-0101 for a free consultation right now.


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