New Liquor Licenses Available for Georgetown Restaurants

A strict three-decade moratorium on new liquor licenses in Georgetown has officially come to an end.

Beginning Saturday, restaurants and other public places, like theaters, can apply for a new liquor license. The D.C. alcohol licensing board voted to end the moratorium last week.

The original ban was put into place in 1988 to reduce noise, trash and vandalism. 

A ban remains on new nightclubs and taverns due to a separate law.

For more information on how to apply for a liquor license in Georgetown, visit the D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration's website.

Businesses that have questions about licensing can contact the ABRA for more information by calling (202) 442-4423.

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