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.

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.

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.


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

Upcoming Competitive Bid

The following competitive bidding opportunity will run from  through .

Quota Area License Type Minimum Bid Amount
Belgrade Beer License $165,000.00
Belgrade RBW License $53,000.00
Billings All-Beverage (Floater) License $558,000.00
Billings Beer License $288,000.00
Billings RBW License $27,500.00
Bozeman Beer License $292,000.00
Bozeman RBW License $177,750.00
Broadwater County All-Beverage (New) License $53,500.00
Columbia Falls RBW License $30,000.00
Eureka RBW License $10,000.00
Hamilton Beer License $26,250.00
Helena Beer License $90,000.00
Kalispell Beer License $183,250.00
Kevin All-Beverage (New) License $15,000.00
Lewistown Beer License $76,875.00
Manhattan Beer License $17,500.00
Opheim All-Beverage (New) License $7,500.00
Rexford All-Beverage (New) License $7,500.00

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To submit a form in the Service Portal:

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  4. You should now see a list of forms available to you. Select the correct form from the list to begin your submission.

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Year OfferedLicense TypeLocationDate of Competitive BidName of WinnerMinumum Bid AmountWinning Bid AmountApplication Approved
2023On-Premises BeerCity of Whitefish9/7/2022-10/13/2022Old Soul, LLC$238,125.00$451,000.005/4/23
2022All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman3/17/2022 -4/21/2022Texas Roadhouse Holdings LLC$601,000.00$1,400.000.004/26/23
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Helena9/7/2022-10/13/2022Maltderma LLC$80,000$111,000.994/7/2023
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Livingston03/17/2022-04/21-2022Wineglass Livingston LLC$30,000$77,777.771/11/23
2022All-Beverage (Floater)City of Billings3/17/2022-4/21/2022Carvers, LLC$489,750.00$750,000.0010/24/2022
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Billings3/17/2022 - 4/21/2022Sophies Kitchen$278,500.00$350,000.007/1/2022
2022On-Premises BeerCity of Kalispell3/17/2022-4/7/2022J & L Golf LLP$209,000.00$225,000.0012/28/22
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman10/27/2021-12/2-2021Rebecca Ruth Reno$210,000$227,0004/7/2023
2021All-BeverageCity of Ekalaka2/12/2021 - 3/19/2021TSO ENTERPRISES, LLC$22,500.00 $25,500.00 8/2/2021
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Helena2/12/2021-3/19-2021William 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 9/24/2021
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Columbia Falls2/12/2021 - 3/19/2021Johnathan D. Shockey$195,000.00 $360,000.00 1/25/2022
2021RBWCity of Belgrade10/27/2021 - 12/2/2021YHWH SHALOM, LLC$55,000.00 $65,000.00 4/8/2022
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Columbia Falls10/27/2021 - 12/2/2021Late Than Never, LLC$200,000.00 $551,000.00 5/6/2022
2021All-Beverage License (New)City of Belgrade10/27/2021 - 12/2/2021Bozeman Beverage 1, LLC$393,750.00$750,000.009/16/2022
2021On-Premises BeerCity of Hamilton10/27/2021 - 12/2/2021Jessi's Wine & Goods LLC$31,650$35,235.339/15/2022
2021RBWCity of Columbia Falls2/12/2021 - 3/5/2021Camp Scout and Gather$35,000.00$65,001.0012/8/2022
2021All-Beverage (Floater)City of Missoula10/27/2021 - 12/2/20212nd Missoula LLC$385,000.00$441,500.009/18/2022
2020All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman09/25/2020-10/16/2020DOS HOMBRES LLC$371,250.00 $770,001.00 9/7/2021
2020RBWCity of Missoula09/25/2020-10/16/2020The Den: By Market on Front$42,000.00 $65,333.00 11/2/2021
2019All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019Los Altos Jalisco, LLC$371,250.00 $1,200,000.00 2/25/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019KBB, Inc $220,000.00 $454,001.00 3/16/2020
2019All-BeverageCity of Belgrade5/22/2019 - 6/26/2019The Whole Cow, LLC$262,500.00 $525,000.00 4/27/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Missoula07/31/2019 - 09/05/2019Cranky Sam Public House, LLC$122,679.00 $382,000.00 5/4/2020
2019On-Premises BeerCity of Bozeman05/22/2019 - 06/26/2019Bozeman Hotel Bar, LLC$220,000.00 $402,010.00 5/27/2020
2019All-Beverage (Floater)City of Missoula9/12/2019-10/18/2019Conflux Taphouse LLC$323,300.00 $443,000.00 10/21/2020
2019All Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman9/12/2019-10/18/2019D3 Companies, LLC$371,250.00 $1,100,000.00 5/13/2021
2018All-Beverage (Floater)City of Bozeman8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018Bozeman Taproom, Inc.$371,250.00 $451,000.00 1/18/2019
2018All-Beverage (Floater)City of Three Forks8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018Folkvord Family Investments, LLC$71,577.00 $151,100.00 4/1/2019
2018On-Premises BeerCity of Belgrade8/16/2018 - 9/20/2018Big Sky Beverage, Inc.$168,300.00 $210,001.00 10/1/2019