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What type of liquor is allowed on a licensed premises?
(1) Licensees may only possess and allow persons to consume or possess the type of liquor permitted by the type of liquor license held on the premises; except:
(a) Under authority of a banquet permit (see chapter 314-18
(b) Restaurant licensees may allow patrons to bring wine into the premises for consumption with a meal; and
(c) Beer and/or wine restaurant or tavern licensees may keep spirituous liquor on the premises for use in the manufacture of food products, provided that:
(i) All food products manufactured contain one percent or less of alcohol by weight (per RCW 126.96.36.199 [66.12.160]),
(ii) Customers are made aware that the food products contain liquor, and
(iii) The beer and/or wine restaurant or tavern licensee notifies the local liquor control board enforcement office in writing before they bring spirituous liquor on the premises.
(2) For on-premises liquor licenses, the licensee or employees may not permit the removal of liquor in an open container from the licensed premises, except:
(a) Liquor brought on a licensed premises under authority of a banquet permit may be resealed in its original container and removed at the end of the banquet permit function;
(b) Per RCW 66.24.320
, wine that is sold with a meal may be recorked or resealed and removed from the premises;
(c) Liquor purchased by registered guests for consumption inside a hotel or motel room may be resealed in its original container and removed from the hotel or motel premises by the guest; and
(d) Liquor removed from a licensed premises that holds a caterer's endorsement, for the purpose of catering an approved event.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030
. WSR 04-15-162, § 314-11-065, filed 7/21/04, effective 8/21/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030
, and 66.44.350
. WSR 02-11-054, § 314-11-065, filed 5/9/02, effective 6/9/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 66.08.030
, and chapter 66.44
RCW. WSR 01-06-014, § 314-11-065, filed 2/26/01, effective 3/29/01.]