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Alcohol Delivery and Pickup

This page outlines legal alcohol pickup and delivery allowed in Texas, also known as alcohol-to-go. Find your license or permit type below, and view this chart to learn:

  • If your business is allowed to offer pickup and delivery options.
  • Guidance for completing legal alcohol pickup and delivery under your license or permit.

Businesses allowed to sell or deliver alcohol to go may take orders or payments online or by phone.

Pickup

Who’s Allowed To Sell Alcohol for Consumer Pickup

See this overview chart and read the information below for your license or permit.

Mixed Beverage Permit (MB or With FB Required), Private Club Registration Permit (N), Private Club Exemption Certificate Permit (NE) and Private Club Malt Beverage and Wine Permit (NB)

Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Permit (BG) and Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE)

  • May sell drinks to go if the type of alcohol is allowed for sale under your license or permit.
  • May put beverages in containers sealed by the license holder.
  • Alcohol does not have to be accompanied by a food order.

Package Store Permit (P), Wine-Only Package Store Permit (Q) and Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Off-Premise Permit (BQ)

  • May sell drinks to go that are allowed for sale under your permit.
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers sealed by the manufacturer.
  • Malt beverages must be in unbroken, original containers sealed by the manufacturer

Retail Dealer's Off-Premise License (BF)

  • May sell malt beverages to go.
  • Alcohol can't be opened or consumed on, or near, the premises.

Brewpub License (BP)

  • Brewpubs also hold an MB, BG or BE, which can all sell to go. Refer to those other licenses and permits for the specific to-go sales guidelines.

Brewer's License (BW)

Distiller's and Rectifier's Permit (D)

  • May sell distilled spirits to go.
  • Distilled spirits must be in unbroken packages (sealed containers).
  • Containers can't exceed 750 milliliters.
  • May not sell more than two 750 mL bottles (or their equivalent) to the same person in a 30-day period.
  • May sell up to 3,500 gallons annually. 

Winery Permit (G)

  • May sell wine to go.
  • Wine must be in unbroken packages (sealed containers).
  • May sell up to 35,000 gallons annually.

Delivery

Who’s Allowed To Sell and Deliver Alcohol to Consumers

See this overview chart and read the information below for your license or permit.

Consumer Delivery Permit (CD)

Mixed Beverage Permit (MB or With FB Required), Private Club Registration Permit (N), Private Club Exemption Certificate (NE) and Private Club Malt Beverage and Wine Permit (NB)

Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Permit (BG)

  • Can sell wine and malt beverages beverages containing no more than 17% alcohol by volume, and self-deliver if the BG also has a Local Cartage Permit (ET).
  • Can also have those beverages delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Can put wine and malt beverage-based beverages in containers sealed by the BG permit holder.
  • Alcohol does not have to be accompanied by a food order.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of the location's city, county or town.
  • May not deliver alcohol if a Brewpub License (BP) is also held at the location.

Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE)

  • Can sell malt beverages and have it delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Can put beer-based beverages in containers sealed by the BE permit holder. Alcohol does not have to be accompanied by a food order.

Package Store Permit (P) and Wine-Only Package Store Permit (Q)

  • Can sell alcoholic beverages for delivery that are normally allowed by the license or permit.
  • May self-deliver or use a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD)
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers sealed by the manufacturer. 
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of the location's city, county or town.

Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Off-Premise Permit (BQ)

  • Can sell wine and malt beverages containing no more than 17% alcohol by volume for delivery.
  • Must have alcohol delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers sealed by the manufacturer.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of the location's city, county or town.

Retail Dealer's Off-Premise License (BF)

  • Can sell malt beverages and have them delivered using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).
  • Alcohol can't be opened or consumed on, or near, the premises.
  • Alcohol must be in unbroken, original containers sealed by the manufacturer.
  • Only allowed within 2 miles of the corporate limits of the location’s city, county or town.

Brewpub License (BP)

  • Refer to secondary Mixed Beverage Permit (MB) or Retail Dealer's On-Premise License (BE) for the ability to deliver alcohol to consumers.
  • Brewpubs that hold a Wine and Malt Beverage Retailer's Permit (BG) are not authorized for for self-delivery or delivery using a third party that holds a Consumer Delivery Permit (CD).

Winery Permit (G)

  • Direct shipping of wine is allowed as normal.
  • Can sell wine and have it delivered using an entity that holds a Carrier's Permit (C).
  • Can deliver in vehicles owned or leased by the permit holder (or their agent) or use the holder of a Carrier’s Permit (C) to ship the wine. Packages must be labeled in accordance with Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 16.09(b)