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Georgetown Historic District ABC License Restrictions

A law in the Georgetown Historic District limits the number of alcohol licenses that can be issued in the neighborhood as follows:

  • The number of nightclub or tavern license holders, class C or D, within the Georgetown Historic District cannot exceed  six.
  • No existing nightclub or tavern license can be transferred to any other person or to any other location within the Georgetown Historic District, except when the number of such licensed establishments in the area is six or less.
  • A licensee of a nightclub or tavern with a class C license within the Georgetown Historic District as of May 24, 1994, can apply for a conversion to a restaurant license, class C or D, for its present location, present owner, and for the duration of its present license. The application shall not require a public hearing or the assessment of fees.
This law can also be reviewed in section 339 of the District of Columbia Official Code Title 25.