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Bed and Breakfast

ABRA issues alcoholic beverage licenses to bed and breakfasts in the District. 

A bed and breakfast is defined as an establishment that has:

  • Fewer than 30 guest rooms;
  • A dining room in the same or connected building;
  • Breakfast included in the price of a room; and
  • Food served to only registered guests and their guests.

There are two classes of bed and breakfast licenses:

  • Bed and breakfast license class C: Permits a bed and breakfast to serve spirits, beer and wine.
  • Bed and breakfast license class D: Permits a bed and breakfast to serve beer and wine.

Both licenses permit a bed and breakfast to serve alcohol to only guests and their guests as part of a room fee or with the cost of a meal. Service of alcoholic beverages is only permitted for on-premises consumption in a:

  • Private guest room;
  • Dining room;
  • Lounge;
  • Banquet hall; or
  • Similar facility on the licensed premises.

License Renewals

Bed and breakfast class C and D licenses are due to renew by September 30, 2023. A complete schedule of renewal deadlines are available on ABRA's website

Bed and Breakfast Forms

If you are making any changes to an already licensed business, find the proper form here:

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