Temporary expansions

You must have a license for a temporary expansion in Minneapolis.


You may apply for a temporary expansion of license if you have an on-sale liquor, wine or beer license.

With temporary expansion, you can:

  • Upgrade your entertainment
  • Expand your premises and/or
  • Stay open later than normal

Each temporary expansion of license is good for two days and includes: 

  • Entertainment not allowed with your current license 
  • Use of an area next to your licensed premises 
  • Entertainment after 2:00 a.m. 

We may approve additional temporary licenses for special events.

musicians playing outside a bar



Get a license application from Minneapolis Business Licenses.

See Temporary Expansion of License Application


Find your license fee

Submit your application  

Submit your application to Business Licenses & Consumer Services

If you have questions, contact:

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