Before a restaurant, store or bar can serve liquor in Thailand, it must obtain a liquor license. A liquor license is a permit that allows an establishment to legally sell alcohol. Establishments that require liquor licenses include pubs, bars, restaurants, distillers, importers, distributors, wholesalers, hotels, clubs, theaters, grocery stores and liquor stores.
These licenses all expire on December 31 and must be renewed annually at a cost of 1100 baht.
Applications for Thailand Liquor Licenses are filed with the District Office for the area where the restaurant or bar is located. The license must be in the name of the holder of the business.
Application require the applicants company's registration documents, evidence of the restaurant/bars address, copies of the house registration papers for the restaurant/bar or authorization of the premises lessor or a copy of the rental or lease agreement, identify documents of license holder and other documents.
A deposit can be demanded.
It is prohibited to sell alcohol in close proximity to schools or religious areas.