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Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration

Top Services

  • Issues and renews licenses that enable qualified businesses to sell and serve alcoholic beverages.
  • Monitors compliance with ABC laws and takes appropriate enforcement action when licensees violate these laws.
  • ABRA also offers education programs that help ABC establishments prevent the sale of alcoholic beverages to underage individuals

Mission
ABRA is committed to promoting the health, safety, and welfare of citizens patronizing the approximately 1,750 ABC establishments in the District. Toward this goal, ABRA educates owners and employees of ABC establishments as to how to comply with ABC laws, policies, and procedures.