Community Meeting: Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver

  • 06/08/2019
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street

The Denver Department of Excise and Licenses (DDEL) invites you to a community update meeting to learn more about the legislative history, statutory requirements, and potential features of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. Attendees may also ask questions and provide feedback based on the information presented. This community update meeting is open to anyone seeking to learn more about the future of Liquor Common Consumption Areas in Denver. 


Saturday, June 8, 2019
10:00 am


In 2011, the Colorado General Assembly passed a law that authorizes local jurisdictions to license designated areas where patrons over the age of twenty-one can drink alcoholic beverages in an enclosed common space, serviced by existing liquor-licensed establishments. Over the past 18 months, the Department has been seeking internal feedback from city agencies and public safety groups, as well as external feedback from citizens, business and tourism groups, industry members, and RNOs. This meeting will serve as an update on the work we’ve done and feedback we’ve received ahead of an ordinance request being submitted to City Council.

Liquor Common Consumption Areas can provide exciting new opportunities for Denver. Our goals in pursuing these opportunities and seeking feedback from the community have been as follows:

  • To design a process and structure to allow Denver’s rich and diverse communities to foster their own unique events;
  • To provide a logical and accessible platform where local businesses, neighborhoods, and stakeholders can utilize private and public spaces in creative ways;
  • To implement procedures for the safe, responsible, and effective operation of these areas; and
  • To allow neighborhoods and residents ample opportunity to participate in the creation of these spaces. 
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