The Alcoholic Beverage Control in California takes stringent steps to assure that licensees are abiding by the terms of their license type. One common violation is a restaurant or bona fide eating place that also has a California liquor license to have a bar. This is typically a Type 47 or 41 California liquor license.
With these license types, operators must maintain a restaurant that serves meals during normal meal times (more than snacks or appetizers during happy hour). Often, as the business evolves, it becomes more of a “bar” and less of a “restaurant” and this could pose problems should the ABC perform a random check or audit of the premises. It could even result in a suspension of your license.
The video below explains this issue in more detail, but should you have questions or find yourself in this situation, please contact our office for more information. (855) 744-9200