Nine Alcoholic Beverage Licenses Available Now

September 25, 2020

Nine alcoholic beverage licenses are available from the department.

This competitive bidding opportunity runs  through .

Quota Area License Type Minimum Bid
Belgrade All-Beverage New $262,500.00
Missoula Restaurant Beer and Wine $42,000.00
Missoula All-Beverage Floater $323,300.00
Bozeman Beer $220,000.00
Bozeman All-Beverage Floater $371,250.00
Whitefish Beer $238,125.00
Kalispell Beer $222,500.00
Hamilton Beer $37,500.00
Troy Beer $11,250

The highest bidder for each license will be granted the opportunity to apply for that license. 

The “floater” licenses allow each winning bidder to purchase, subject to department approval, an existing all-beverage license from an area that is above its quota for that license and move it into the area that is below quota. 

Bids must be submitted electronically to the department through My Revenue.

To submit a bid, the bidder must complete and submit the electronic bid form, pay a $100 processing fee plus service charges, and attach an irrevocable letter of credit from a financial institution for at least the bid amount. 

Learn more about the Alcoholic Beverage Retail License Competitive Bid Process.