Types of Liquor Licenses

There are both classifications of liquor licenses as well as categories plus a complexity of qualifications in Massachusetts. The most typical ones include:

On Premises – M.G.L. c 138, §12

  • Restaurants, Hotels, Clubs, War Veterans Clubs, General On-Premise, Taverns

Off Premises – M.G.L. c. 138 §15

  • “Package goods” stores, convenience stores, supermarkets, grocery stores, food stores, wine shops, and so-called “big box retailers”



  • All Alcoholic
  • Wine & Malt
  • Wine, Malt & Cordials

By choosing Atlantic License Brokers to buy (or sell) your liquor license, you can rely on our expertise in knowing the types and categories that will best suit your business requirements. Plus we understand the industry and regulations as well as the long list of qualifications and have years of experience with the process involved with liquor license transactions.With us, you will save time and resources and eliminate the headaches associated with buying or selling a liquor license in Massachusetts or in any of our other service areas.