Alcoholic Beverage Retail Competitive Bidding Process

The Competitive Bidding Process lets people and businesses bid on the opportunity to apply for an available license. The highest bidder meeting all requirements is allowed to apply for the license.

The minimum bid is set at 75% of the market value of the license compared to licenses with the same type and privileges sold in the quota area or a similar area.

The competitive bidding process is subject to the Competitive Bidding Terms and Conditions.

Licenses Available for Sale

In addition to licenses available through the competitive bid process, we also have created a list of alcoholic beverage licenses available for sale.

View available licenses or submit and edit a listing.

Please Note: A license issued through a competitive bidding process is not eligible to offer gambling under Title 23, Chapter 5, parts 3, 5, or 6.

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Minimum Bid: 75% of Market Value as determined by the department

Competitive Bidding Opportunities

The next competitive bidding opportunity will run from February 28, 2024 through .

All competitive bid opportunities and the ability to submit a bid are now located on TransAction Portal (TAP).

Once on the Transaction Portal (TAP) site:

  • Navigate to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Tile. Select “Apply for an Alcoholic Beverage License or Permit”.
  • On the Competitive Bid Tile, select “Search for a Competitive Bid Opportunity”.
Year OfferedLicense TypeLocationDate of Competitive BidName of WinnerMinimum Bid AmountWinning Bid AmountApplication Approved
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman10/05/2023-11/09/2023Artcraft Burgers LLC$292,000.00$489,500.005/10/2024
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman5/31/2023-7/6/2023BZN Bar 1 LLC$292,000.00$652.002.004/23/2024
2023On Premises BeerCity of Belgrade5/31/2023-7/6/2023Belgrade AW Hotel LLC$165,000.00$253,0004/1/2024
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Eureka10/05/2023-11/09/2023Lumber Camp Brewery LLC$22,500$22,5013/25/2024
2023All Beverage (New)City of East Helena7/20/2023-8/24/2023Bumohops LLP$65,000$75,0003/22/2024
2023All Beverage (New)City of Rexford5/31/2023-7/6/2023Center Street Eureka LLC$7,500$77,0002/20/2024
2023On-Premises BeerRonan07/20/2023-08/24/2023Ronan Cooperative Brewery$11,250.00$11,250.002/16/2024
2023All-Beverage License (Floater)Manhattan01/05/2023-02/09/2023Heavyweight LLC$89,450.00$125,000.002/15/2024
2023All-Beverage License (New)City of Kevin5/31/2023-7/6/2023Jeremiah Tee LLC$15,000.00$15,000.001/19/2024
2023On-Premise BeerCity of Billings5/31/2023-7/6/2023Angry Hank's Microbrewery LLC$288,000$301,00012/15/2023
2023All Beverage (Floater)City of Billings5/31/2023-7/6/2023Big Open LLC$558,000$675,00012/14/2023
2023On-Premise BeerCity of Hamilton5/31/2023-7/6/2023Higherground Brewing Co$26,250$75,19912/8/2023
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Helena7/7/2023-9/5/2023Bar Down LLC$90,000.00$117,005.0012/6/2023
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Kalispell05/31/2023-07/06/2023Bias Brewing, LLC$183, 250.00$205,000.0011/21/2023
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman01/05/2023-02/09/2023JWT Restaurant Group LLC$292,000.00$625,000.0010/23/2023
2023All Beverage LicenseSanders County01/05/2023-02/09/2023Go Roam Free LLC$23,625.00$32,501.009/8/2023
2023All-Beverage License (New)City of Belgrade01/05/2023-02/09/2023West Post Development LLC$535,125.00$750,000.0010/24/2023
2022All-Beverage (Floater)City Of Bozeman09/07/2022 - 10/13/2022NWX Pub, LLC$703,275.00$1,017,125.0006/29/2023
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Whitefish09/07/2022 - 10/13/2022Old Soul, LLC$238,125.00$451,000.0005/04/2023
2022All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman03/17/2022 - 04/21/2022Texas Roadhouse Holdings LLC$601,000.00$1,400.000.0004/26/2023
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Helena09/07/2022 - 10/13/2022Maltderma LLC$80,000.00$111,000.9904/07/2023
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Livingston03/17/2022 - 04/21-2022Wineglass Livingston LLC$30,000.00$77,777.7701/11/2023
2022All-Beverage (Floater)City of Billings03/17/2022 - 04/21/2022Carvers, LLC$489,750.00$750,000.0010/24/2022
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Billings03/17/2022 - 04/21/2022Sophies Kitchen$278,500.00$350,000.0007/01/2022
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Billings01/05/2023 - 02/09/2023Spirited Holdings, Inc$278,500.00$500,00008/30/2023
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Kalispell03/17/2022 - 04/07/2022J & L Golf LLP$209,000.00$225,000.0012/28/2022
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman10/27/2021 - 12/02/2021Rebecca Ruth Reno$210,000.00$227,00004/07/2023
2021All-BeverageCity of Ekalaka02/12/2021 - 03/19/2021TSO ENTERPRISES, LLC$22,500.00 $25,500.00 08/02/2021
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Helena02/12/2021 - 03/19-2021William Bullock$80,000.00 $85,000.00 10/12/2021
2021All-Beverage License (New)City of Belgrade02/12/2021 - 03/19/2021Grl Events, LLC$260,000.00 $677,000.00 09/24/2021
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Columbia Falls02/12/2021 - 03/19/2021Johnathan D. Shockey$195,000.00 $360,000.00 01/25/2022
2021RBWCity of Belgrade10/27/2021 - 12/02/2021YHWH SHALOM, LLC$55,000.00 $65,000.00 04/08/2022
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Columbia Falls10/27/2021 - 12/02/2021Late Than Never, LLC$200,000.00 $551,000.00 05/06/2022
2021All-Beverage License (New)City of Belgrade10/27/2021 - 12/02/2021Bozeman Beverage 1, LLC$393,750.00$750,000.0009/16/2022
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Hamilton10/27/2021 - 12/ 2/2021Jessi's Wine & Goods LLC$31,650.00$35,135.3309/15/2022
2021RBWCity of Columbia Falls02/12/2021 - 03/ 5/2021Camp Scout and Gather$35,000.00$65,001.0012/08/2022
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Missoula02/12/2021 - 03/19/20212nd Missoula LLC$385,000.00$441,500.0008/18/2022
2020All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman09/25/2020 - 10/16/2020DOS HOMBRES LLC$371,250.00 $770,001.00 09/07/2021
2020RBWCity of Missoula09/25/2020 - 10/16/2020The Den: By Market on Front$42,000.00 $65,333.00 11/02/2021
2019All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019Los Altos Jalisco, LLC$371,250.00 $1,200,100.00 02/25/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019KBB, Inc $220,000.00 $454,001.00 03/16/2020
2019All-BeverageCity of Belgrade05/22/2019 - 06/26/2019The Whole Cow, LLC$262,500.00 $525,000.00 04/27/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Missoula07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019Cranky Sam Public House, LLC$122,679.00 $382,000.00 05/04/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman05/22/2019 - 06/26/2019Bozeman Hotel Bar, LLC$220,000.00 $402,010.00 05/27/2020
2019All-Beverage (Floater)City of Missoula09/12/2019 - 10/18/2019Conflux Taphouse LLC$323,300.00 $443,000.00 10/21/2020
2019All Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman09/12/2019 - 10/18/2019D3 Companies, LLC$371,250.00 $1,100,000.00 05/13/2021
2018All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman08/16/2018 - 09/20/2018Bozeman Taproom, Inc.$371,250.00 $451,000.00 01/18/2019
2018All-Beverage (Floater)City of Three Forks08/16/2018 - 09/20/2018Folkvord Family Investments, LLC$71,577.00 $151,100.00 04/01/2019
2018On-Premises BeerCity of Belgrade08/16/2018 - 09/20/2018Big Sky Beverage, Inc.$168,300.00 $210,001.00 10/01/2019