How to Get a VA ABC License for a Hookah Lounge


VA ABC Authority does not have an ABC license specific to a Hookah Lounge, but there is hope. I have licensed many hookah lounges across Virginia after they made a simple adjustment to serving food. VA ABC has minimum sales qualifications for a Wine and Beer Restaurant Licensees--simply meet 2,000.00 in food sales each month and you qualify. Half of that 2,000 must be in the form of entrees. Food must be prepared and served on the premises of your business. VA ABC has minimum sales qualifications for Wine, Beer, and Mixed Beverage Restaurant Licensees--simply meet 4,000.00 in food sales each month and you qualify. Half of that 4,000 must be in the form of entrees. Food must be prepared and served on the premises of your business. If you sell mixed beverages you must also meet the food to liquor ratio. Check out my video on record keeping to learn more about the ratio.