PHASE 3: As of 5:00 pm, Friday, October 2nd, and per Executive Order 169, bars may allow consumption of alcohol in outdoor seating areas only. The number of guests seated in the outdoor area is limited to no more than 100 people or 30% of the outdoor maximum occupancy (if there is no stated occupancy then no more than 7 guests per 1000 square feet), based on whichever amount is smaller. Please see ANNOUNCEMENTS for additional Phase 3 requirements for bars as well as guidance for temporarily extending outdoor premises.
The sale of alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption is NOT ALLOWED between the hours of 11pm and 7am statewide, effective Friday, July 31st at 11pm. See ANNOUNCEMENTS for more information.
The NC ABC Commission is open. However, in response to the current State of Emergency declaration, our on-site staffing is very limited. We are encouraging you to submit your permit applications via mail (4307 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4307) instead of in-person, as well as submitting your questions/inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of calling. If you have product approval applications, they can also be submitted electronically to email@example.com.
If you choose to visit the Commission building in-person, your permit renewal or application packages will be received in a secure lockbox at the ABC Commission door. Thank you for your patience.