Fargo, ND asked in Business Law and Business Formation for North Dakota

Q: Can I have a self serve wine tasting bar in Fargo, ND? Can patrons self serve wine from a machine?

I could not find anywhere in ND law that says they cannot but when I submit an application for a liquor license it asks for the floor plan and I'm worried that if the wine dispensing machines are not "behind a bar" then I will get denied. My whole business revolves around people being able to insert a card into an Enomatic wine machine to dispense a 2oz, 4oz or 6oz glass of wine for themselves. The technology of the machine allows limits on the alcohol a single person can consume.

1 Lawyer Answer
Lucas Wynne
Lucas Wynne
  • Duluth, MN
  • Licensed in North Dakota

A: As an attorney who works with various small business owners, there are often questions which have not yet been addressed by North Dakota's laws. You may also be looking at liability issues with your plan.

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