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Streatery Endorsement


Permits alcohol licensed establishments to sell and serve alcohol on new or expanded ground floor or street level outdoor public or private space not licensed by ABCA.

Alcohol service is permitted between 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. daily.


On-premises retailer licensees, common carriers, Convention Center food and alcohol retailers, and manufacturers with an on-premises endorsement, e.g., summer garden or sidewalk café.

Locations must be located in a DC Office of Zoning-designated commercial or mixed-use zone.

To Apply

Applicants must submit an Alcohol License Application. Current licensees must select “Substantial Change” in the “Application Type "of Section One (1) AND “Streatery” in the Endorsements Section. Prospective licensees must select “New” in the “Application Type” of “Section One” AND “Streatery” in the Endorsements Section.

All applications are subject to a public comment period and ABC Board approval.

Valid Period and Fees

Endorsements are valid through December 31, 2024.

See Fee and Renewal Schedule. Fees are non-refundable.

Of Note

Streateries must comply with the District’s Department of Transportation guidelines.

Live entertainment is permitted with an Entertainment Endorsement between 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. daily. Music is not permitted to be at a volume where it may be heard in the homes in a DC Office of Zoning-designated residential zone.