§ 6-137. On-premises consumption unlawful; sale of growlers  

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  • (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcoholic beverages on premises licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages by the package. It shall be unlawful for any package licensee to open or break the package of any alcoholic beverages for a purchaser or to permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on the licensed premises.

    (b) The sale of growlers, as defined in subsection 6-1(b), is authorized for and by those licensees holding a package malt beverage license, with or without a package wine license, but not authorized under any circumstances for licensees holding a package distilled spirits license, and who do not sell, or offer for sell [sale], vehicular fuel. The filling of growlers by means of a tapped keg shall not constitute the breaking of a package as contemplated by O.C.G.A. § 3-3-26 or by subsection (a) of this section. Growlers may only be filled from kegs procured by the licensee from a duly licensed wholesaler. Growlers may be filled and made available for retail sale only if securely sealed. In order to be securely sealed, the growler must be sealed with a tamper-proof cap or seal.

(Ord. No. 2007-09-54, § 3(7.5.9), 9-18-2007; Ord. No. 2012-06-14, 6-5-2012)


Ord. No. 2012-06-14, adopted June 5, 2012, changed the title of § 6-137 from "On-premises consumption unlawful" to "On-premises consumption unlawful; sale of growlers". This historical notation has been preserved for reference purposes.