Proposed Legislation: Liquor Common Consumption

Denver Liquor Informational Bulletin
Proposed Legislation: Liquor Common Consumption
October 4, 2019

In 2011, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that authorizes local jurisdictions to license designated areas where patrons over the age of twenty-one can drink alcoholic beverages in an enclosed common space, serviced by existing liquor-licensed establishments. Over the past two years, the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses has sought internal feedback from city agencies and public safety groups, as well as external feedback from citizens, registered neighborhood organizations, business and tourism groups, and industry members.

The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses has submitted an ordinance request to City Council to consider a pilot program for liquor common consumption in Denver. As part of this request, the Department has been asked to give a presentation to City Council’s Business, Arts, Workforce & Aviation Services (BIZ) Committee.

The Department will give our presentation on a pilot program for liquor common consumption at the BIZ Committee meeting on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will take place inRoom 391 of the City and County Building, located at 1437 Bannock Street.  There will be time on the agenda for public comment.

If you’d like to learn more about our proposed pilot program and read a draft of the ordinance language prior to the committee meeting, please visit our webpage.

Thank you,
Department of Excise and Licenses.

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