The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) will host a special training from Sept. 12-14 to teach licensees and their staff how to spot fake IDs. Nationally recognized expert Sergeant Christopher Bartolotta will lead the training and provide the latest techniques for properly verifying IDs, tips for recognizing fake IDs, and information on ABRA compliance checks.
Training sessions will be held:
- 9-11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 12
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12
- 3-5 p.m., Friday, Sept.12
- 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 13
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13
- 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13
- 9-11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 14 (Korean
- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14
(Spanish interpreter available)
- 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 14
RSVP for training by contacting ABRA Operations Manager
Jackie Richardson at:
2000 14th St., NW
Suite 400 South, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Hotel and restaurant licensees are invited to attend Books and Records Training at the Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) on Thursday, Sept. 25. Training will cover:
- Food sales
- Food sales reporting,
- Quarterly statement filings, and
- Books and records tracking.
sessions are scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 25 at:
- 9–11 a.m. (Spanish interpreter available)
- 2-4 p.m. (Korean interpreter available)
RSVP by Friday,
Sept. 19 by contacting ABRA Compliance Analyst Monica Clark:
free of charge.
Suite 400 South, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20009
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (Board) is expanding coverage of a
nightlife safety program through the end of this year.
Sept. 1, the Reimbursable Detail Subsidy Program,
which enhances safety in the District by funding Metropolitan Police Department
(MPD) officers to police areas outside of on-premise establishments, will cover reimbursements every night of the week as well as outdoor special
events where alcohol is to be sold and served. Special events will require
Board approval and must be licensed by a temporary or one day substantial
Restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels and
multipurpose facilities will be eligible for reimbursement from 11:30 p.m. to 5
a.m. each night of the week. Coverage for outdoor special events will be available 24
hours a day, seven days a week.
The latest revisions to the
emergency rules, which modify subsection 718.2 of the D.C.
Municipal Regulations Title 23, were adopted by the Board following a hearing where public comment was received on the issue.
Licensees should contact the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) in order to sign
up for the program or to make any changes to a current schedule:
Complete details of the Board’s rulemaking are available
on ABRA’s website.
District beer and wine stores (class B retailers) are due to renew their alcoholic beverage licenses by Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) mailed renewal notices to class B retailers in August. Licensees should return completed renewal packets in person to ABRA, which is located at 2000 14th St., NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor.
Before renewing, licensees should ensure they are in good corporate standing with the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and that all outstanding taxes and fines are paid.
Payment for licenses can be made for the next three
years or for one year only; however, payment is due at the time of
renewal. A late fee of $50 per day will be
assessed for any late payments, which may not exceed the cost of the
Taverns and nightclubs that pay for alcoholic beverage licenses
on an annual basis are due to make second-year payments by Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. The
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration mailed payment notices to effected
licensees in August. A late fee of $50 per day will
be assessed for any late payments, which may not exceed the cost of the
There are still five dates left on this year’s calendar to participate in extended holiday hours.
Columbus Day on Monday, Oct. 13 will be the next time ABC-licensed
restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels and multipurpose facilities—registered to participate—can sell
and serve alcohol until 4 a.m. and operate 24 hours a day. The deadline to sign up in time for Columbus Day is Monday, Sept. 15.
Licensees can obtain the form and learn complete details about the
Autumn daylight saving time is just around the corner. On Sunday, Nov. 2, clocks
will fall back from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. As a result, alcoholic beverage
licensed establishments will automatically gain an extra hour to sell and serve
alcoholic beverages. Establishments will be required to stop all sales and
service of alcoholic beverages by 3 a.m. unless the establishment's license states otherwise.