Community Planning & Economic Development

Business Licenses & Consumer Services
350 S. 5th Street, Room 1
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Phone: (612) 673-2080
Fax: (612) 673-3399

Monday through Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Alcohol License Education

Minnesota state law does not allow the sale of alcoholic beverage to people under 21 years of age or to obviously intoxicated individuals. This may result in the suspension or loss of the restaurant, bar, or liquor store's license to sell alcoholic beverages. 
Here is information about how to apply for an alcohol license in Minneapolis, entertainment classes for on-sale alcohol businesses, and frequently asked questions.
We have created documents to help you protecting your business: 
We also invite you to join us at our monthly Liquor In the City (LINC) meetings. 

Changes in ownership or operations

If you plan to change an owner or some of your business operations, you must first get approval from us. Failure to report this may lead to losing your license. Send us one of the following applications.

Additional licenses

Liquor Catering: A food catering business that serves alcohol at events.

Special All Night Bowling, Pool or BilliardsA business may be open for up to 24 hours per day. You must have an on-sale liquor, wine, or beer license and a bowling or pool hall license.

Special Late Night FoodAny business with an on-sale liquor, wine, or beer license may serve food later than regular hours.


Contact Business Licenses.
For reasonable accommodations, or alternative formats, call or email 311. People who are deaf, or hard of hearing, can use a relay service to call 311 at 612- 673-3000.TTY users can call 612- 673-2157 or 612- 673-2626.
Para asistencia 612- 673-2700. Yog xav tau kev pab hu 612- 637-2800. Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.


Last updated Sep 18, 2019



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For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact 311.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000.
TTY users can call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.

Para asistencia 612-673-2700, Yog xav tau kev pab, hu 612-637-2800, Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500. 

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