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As circumstances change and develop regarding the spread of coronavirus in Washington state, we would like to advise you on the rules regarding the delivery of beer and wine. We will continue to keep you informed in this space should any additional rules or changes to existing rules be made as the situation unfolds. During this time, delivery services are permitted and you can still serve beer and wine to go, provided you bear in mind the following: 

  1. Beer/Wine Restaurants, Taverns, and Spirits/Beer/Wine Restaurants need to get permission from the Liquor and Cannabis Board to deliver or offer curbside to go service of beer and wine. They can do so here. Please click Temporary Beer Wine Delivery and Curbside Service and follow the instructions. The LCB is doing their best to grant permission same-day. 
  1. The LCB must approve any third-party delivery service. The retailer must collect payment, so for example, GrubHub and DoorDash are not approved third-party providers because they collect payment and then pay the retailer. 

Beer/ Wine Delivery and Curbside Service Rules 

An on-premises beer and/or wine licensee may accept orders for beer or wine from, and deliver beer or wine to, customers. The current rules do not allow for liquor delivery. 

Beer and wine may be ordered in person at a licensed location, by mail, telephone, internet, or by other similar methods. 

Delivery shall be made only to a residence or business that has an address recognized by the United States Postal Service. A residence includes a hotel room, a motel room or other similar lodging that temporarily serves as a residence. 

Beer and wine may be delivered each day of the week between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Delivery must be fully completed by 2:00 a.m. 

Any person under twenty-one years of age is prohibited from purchasing, delivering, or accepting delivery of beer and wine. 

  • · A delivery person must verify the age of the person accepting delivery before handing over beer and wine. 
  • · If no person twenty-one years of age or older is present to accept a beer and wine order at the time of delivery, the beer and wine shall be returned to the licensee. 

Delivery of beer and wine is prohibited to any person who shows signs of intoxication. 

Individual units of beer and wine must be factory sealed in bottles, cans or other like packaging. Delivery of growlers, jugs or other similar, non-factory sealed containers is prohibited. 

Questions can be directed to Katie Doyle, our state government affairs manager, at katied@wahospitality.org