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On Aug. 19, the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board released Phase 2 and 3 guidance for license holders. This document puts all of the requirements for LCB license holders in one document for your reference.

In Phases 2 and 3, indoor, on-premises consumption is permitted for spirits/beer/wine restaurant license holders, beer/wine restaurant licensees and hotel restaurant licensees.

For taverns, breweries, distilleries, wineries and private club licensees, indoor seating is prohibited unless the following requirements are met:

  • Offer no less than three menu items meeting the food types as required under the Safe Start guidelines, such as sandwiches, salads, soups, pizza, hamburgers, fry orders or substantial appetizers
  • Obtain any required foodservice permit/license from your local jurisdiction
  • Food may be fresh, processed, frozen, commercially processed and ready-to-eat
  • No additional handling or preparation is required beyond what is allowed under a brewery, distillery, winery, tavern or private club licensee’s local food handling permit
  • These license holders may purchase food items from a caterer or food preparation/packaging operation for resale as long as your local health department allows this kind of sale.
  • Regardless of the food you are providing, taverns, wineries, distilleries, breweries and private clubs may only sell alcohol they are licensed by the LCB to sell
  • If one of these license holders wants to change their license to a beer/wine restaurant or a spirits/beer/wine restaurant before, during or after Phase 4, they must submit an application to the LCB and meet the food requirements
  • These requirements are in addition to the coronavirus restaurant guidance and restrictions and are set forth to allow limited non-restaurant liquor licenses an opportunity to operate indoor service during Phase 2 and 3
  • These requirements will be in place until Phase 4 reopening of business and may be modified

LCB license holders who are permitted to have outdoor seating are spirits/beer/wine restaurants, beer/wine restaurants, taverns, private clubs, breweries, wineries, distilleries and snack bars.

LCB license holders who are permitted to sell alcohol-to-go are spirits/beer/wine restaurants, beer/wine restaurants, taverns, private clubs, breweries, wineries, distilleries, snack bars, nonprofit arts and caterers for home delivery.

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Live entertainment
  • Indoor family entertainment, including mini-golf, bowling and arcades
  • Pool tables
  • Dartboards
  • Indoor card rooms
  • Any reception activity at liquor-licensed premises, including hotel manager receptions
  • All sampling and tasting events, including those held off-site licensees such as grocery stores and specialty shops
  • Other social gaming areas or operations

Read the complete document here.