• 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.


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.

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

Our liquor licensee policy manual provides information to help you operate in compliance with the terms and conditions.



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