ABC License Types and Their Basic Privileges
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Retail off-sale liquor licenses are held by establishments who sell packaged beer, wine, and distilled spirits for consumption off the premises.
Retail on-sale California liquor licenses are held by establishments who sell alcohol to the general public for consumption specifically on the premises.
Non-retail liquor licenses are primarily held by individuals/companies that import, manufacture, broker, or wholesale alcohol products. They do not sell directly to the public.
Retail non-profit temporary liquor licenses are issued to organizations who are looking to host an event and serve alcohol. These licenses are typically issued for a specific day.