Public Hearing Notice – Entertainment Classes for On Sale Alcohol Establishments – October 23, 2018

Notice of Public Hearing

Date:  October 23, 2018

Time:  1:30 pm or shortly after

Place:  Minneapolis City Hall, Room 317

350 South 5th Street

Minneapolis, MN  55415


Purpose:  To gather public opinion and solicit comments regarding Minneapolis Code of Ordinances amendments to the allowable entertainment levels for on sale liquor, wine and beer licenses and their respective annual license fees. Currently, entertainment definitions range from Class A – Class E.  Proposed changes are as follows:

  • General Entertainment:  All forms of legal entertainment and patron dancing.
  • Limited Entertainment:  Entertainment limited to literary readings, story telling, live solo comedians, karaoke, amplified or nonamplified music by a disc jockey or any number of musicians, and group singing by patrons of the establishment, with no patron dancing.
  • No Live Entertainment:  No entertainment other than the use of radio, television, electronically reproduced music and jukebox.

The Economic Development and Regulatory Services Committee of the Minneapolis City Council will consider amending the following titles in the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances: Title 14:  Liquor and BeerTitle 13: Licenses and Business Regulations and Title 10: Food Code. If approved, on-sale alcohol license entertainment opportunities will be expanded and streamlined. See the comparison of the current and proposed classes of entertainment and proposed license fees (pdf).  All of the linked documents are available on our website

You are invited to attend, express your opinions, and/or submit such in writing by contacting at 612-673-5484. A summary of all comments received will be presented at the public hearing.


For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats, contact the Licenses and Consumer Services Division at 612-673-2080.  People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 or 612-673-3000.  TTY users call 612-673-2157.

Information in Other Languages:  Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.