• This licence authorizes the operator of a restaurant and attached lounge to serve liquor. Businesses that hold a dining room/lounge licence have two areas within the premises – a dining room area that must follow all requirements for dining rooms, and a lounge area that is separated from the dining room area by a physical barrier. This type of licence may be issued to a standalone facility or to the operator of a hotel.

This licence type has restrictions around when liquor can be sold in the lounge area when the dining room is closed. The lounge area allows minors to be present when accompanied by his or her parent, spouse, common-law partner or guardian who is at least 18 years of age.

Liquor sales with delivery and takeout food orders

On April 15, 2020, the Manitoba government authorized the sale of liquor with delivery and takeout food orders. Dining room/lounge licensees can start offering their customers this service at any time and do not have to wait for approval from the LGCA.

The LGCA asks licensees to notify us if they are choosing to sell liquor with delivery and takeout food orders. Licensees can click here for an online form to submit their notification to the LGCA.


Dining room/lounge licensees must comply with the terms and conditions set by the LGCA. This includes our general service terms and conditions as well as those specific to dining room/lounges. If a licensee chooses to sell liquor with delivery and takeout food orders, they must comply with additional terms and conditions.

Licensees must also comply with legislation, regulations and any requirements or conditions placed on the licence.



Find out how the LGCA assesses the maximum capacity of licensed premises.

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