Illinois is home to many laws governing the sale of liquor, promotions and more. Here’s a short list to get you started:
- Licensees may not serve 2 or more drinks of alcohol at one time to one person for consumption by that one person
- Licensees may not serve or offer to sell unlimited drinks during any set period of time for a fixed price, except at a private function not open to the general public.
- As of July 1, 2015, a new Illinois “Happy Hour” is in effect. Please read the FAQ for complete details on this new law.
- Licensee may not encourage any game or contest involving drinking of alcohol or awarding drinks as prizes for the game or contest.
- Licensee may not advertise or promote any illegal offer.
Learn more about Happy Hour Laws.
Learn more about Chicago Liquor Licenses.
For information on obtaining a new liquor license or renewing your current license, visit the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection online.
For information about updating a Public Place of Amusement (PPA) license download the City of Chicago’s Venue Licensing Toolkit.
Contact us for assistance with the licensing process.