Brew Pub License - Local Fee

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1009
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Commercial Permitting and Enforcement

Physical Address:

1002 Washington Ave., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251

832.394.8803
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$250
Renewal fee
$250
Valid Period
1 year, concurrent with TABC license
Processing Time
In person: 1 day; Mailed: 3 to 5 days, depending on delivery

About

License authorizes the holder to:

  • manufacture, brew, bottle, can, package and label malt liquor, ale, and beer;
  • sell or offer without charge, on the premises of the brewpub, to ultimate consumers for consumption on or off those premises, malt liquor, ale or beer produced by the holder in or from a lawful container, to the extent the sales or offers are allowed under the holder's other permits or licenses;

Brew pub license must be held with permit or license authorizing on-premise consumption.

Total production cannot exceed 10,000 barrels for each licensed brewpub.

Permit holders who also hold a wine and beer retailer's permit and who sell alcoholic beverages manufactured only on the brewpub's premises may sell malt liquor or ale produced under the license to retailers and private clubs and beer to distributors, retailers, and private clubs or to qualified persons for shipment and consumption outside the state.

Conditions & Exceptions

Renewal is required during the term of the location's TABC eligibility.

What You Need

To establish a City fee account, the following data must be provided:

  • Business trade name
  • Business (location) address
  • Business owner name and contact information (mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address and primary contact - if available) 
  • Primary TABC license/permit number 
  • Certificate of Occupancy number
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the required documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
     
Conditions & Exceptions

Approval of some locations may be based on the account holder providing on-going sales data to warrant continuation of alcohol sales/service. The City will provide the necessary form and advise the account holder when this information must be submitted.

Additional Resources
What You Need

Once a permit is issued, enforcement checks may occur, and are unscheduled and unannounced.

What You Need
  • Renewal notice (mailed at least 30 days prior to the account expiration date) 
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card

If notice has not been received, contact 832-394-8803 and request a fee statement from ARA - Commercial Permitting & Enforcement.

Renew in Person
  1. Bring the renewal notice and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Renew by Mail

Return the renewal notice with payment to: 

Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
Commercial Permitting & Enforcement Section
PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston. 

Conditions & Exceptions

If on-going sales data reports are required, the City will provide the necessary form and advise the account holder when this information must be submitted.