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NJ ABC Suspends Liquor License in Wildwood For COVID-19 Violations

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) announced the suspension of a Wildwood liquor license, operating as Shamrock Beef and Ale, Castaway’s Pirate Bar and Club Amnesia, for violations of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders. The licensee entered into a Consent ... Read More

New Jersey Attorney General Charges 10 More Bars and Restaurants with COVID-19 Rules Violations

As states like New York and Pennsylvania continue to restrict and shut down restaurant establishments, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has filed charges seeking to suspend the liquor licenses for 10 establishments based on alleged violations of Governor Murphy’s Orders. This is addition to the previous charges levied ... Read More

Discriminatory Trade Practices By Wholesalers and Retailers Results in Over $10 Million in Fines to NJ ABC

New Jersey Attorney General, Gurbir S. Grewal, and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (“ABC”) recently announced that New Jersey’s two largest wine and spirits wholesalers will pay $4 million each to resolve findings that they engaged in discriminatory trade practices that unfairly favored their largest retail customers. In ... Read More

NJ ABC Charges More Bars With COVID-19 Violations

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on June 8th that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) filed charges this week seeking to suspend the liquor licenses for four bars and two craft breweries based on violations of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 emergency orders. More specifically, the emergency order ... Read More

Time to Get Crafty: NJ will Allow Craft Cocktails and Mixed Drinks by Licensees

After an upswing in consumer demand, New Jersey’s Governor has signed legislation A3966 that will overrule current ABC regulations and allow restaurants and bars to serve specialty mixed cocktails “to-go” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the bill, the holder of plenary retail consumption licenses, hotel or motel ... Read More

New Jersey Attorney General Announces ABC Violations by 22 Licensees

In a press release issued on May 1st the Attorney General of New Jersey announced that the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control had filed charges for violations of State ABC laws against twenty-two (22) different liquor licenses. These establishments included bars, restaurants, breweries and liquor stores. Of the 22 establishment ... Read More

New Jersey Extends Municipal and State Licenses Due to COVID-19

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control has extended all municipal and state licenses issued during the 2019-2020 license term until September 30, 2020. Citing the difficulties presented by the present COVID-19 pandemic, the Acting Director decided to enact his powers under N.J.S.A. 33:1-39 to extend all license terms. These ... Read More

NJ ABC Seeks To Revoke Liquor License for Violation of Governor’s COVID-19 Orders

The Attorney General announced that the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Bureau was seeking to revoke the liquor license owned by Billings, Inc., trading as Post Time Pub, located in Blairstown, New Jersey. According to the charges issued by the ABC Enforcement Bureau, Post Time Pub serve alcoholic ... Read More

Can Liquor Licenses Sell Alcohol During Governor Murphy’ Executive Order?

Due to the pandemic sweeping across New Jersey and the rest of the United States, drastic measures have been taken to limit social interaction. Chief among them are restrictions on food and alcoholic beverage establishments. Mandatory closing times and denial of sit-down dining has caused panic within the food and beverage industry. ... Read More

Monmouth County Go-Go Bar Shut Down by NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control

According to a recent article, the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the liquor license privileges of go-go bar Fantasies on Route 35 in Keyport. Not only will the liquor license owned by Fantasies be suspended for a total of 135 days, but the licensee will be required to pay a fine totaling... Read More

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