Liquor License: Overview
Dispenser Liquor Licenses
New Mexico is a quota state and has a limited number of dispenser type licenses. Some examples of businesses that need a dispenser license are: bars, full service restaurants (a restaurant license - beer & wine only- is available for certain types of restaurants), convenience stores, grocery stores, wine bars, gift shops, nightclubs, package liquor stores, etc. Licenses of this type are bought and sold, transferred to new locations or leased, with the prior approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Division.
For more information see our FAQs or contact our office at (505) 476-4875 or via e-mail.
Debra Lopez, Deputy Director