Section 600.020(A) of the City of Manchester Code of Ordinances states that no person shall sell or offer for sale intoxicating liquor in the City of Manchester without a currently valid liquor license issued by the City. Applications for the active liquor liquor license cycles can be found in the links below.
In 2020, several public health orders were issued by St. Louis County to combat the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately, restaurants and bars were forced to close for several extended periods. The closures created significant burdens on the economic viability of many Manchester restaurants and bars. With limited economic relief from higher levels of government offered to businesses, City staff and the Mayor explored avenues that may provide relief for local restaurants and bars.
To reinforce its commitment to ensuring a healthy and prosperous community, Mayor Clement and City staff proposed legislation to the Board of Aldermen to abate liquor license fees for restaurants and bars in the 2021-2022 liquor license cycle. On March 1, 2021, the Board of Aldermen affirmed this commitment by enacting Ordinance No. 21-2313, which abated liquor license fees for restaurants and bars for the upcoming cycle. The steps taken by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen will strengthen the economic standing within the City and enable these establishments to divert resources to more critical needs within their business now and in the future.
For further information on the City’s liquor license regulations, you can access the City's Code of Ordinances, Chapter 600.
If you have any questions about liquor license please contact the Office of the City Clerk at 636-227-1385 ext. 106.