COUNTRY CLUBS AND PRIVATE CLUBS
Services for Private Clubs
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) Private Club Registration permit was originally created to allow non-profit club organizations such as the Fraternal Order of Eagles or Veterans of Foreign Wars to provide alcoholic beverage service to their members in a club house. Under this permit, the organization charges members a service fee for each drink served rather than charging directly for the alcohol itself.
Years later, restaurants and night clubs began using the TABC Private Club Registration Permit as a means to legally serve alcoholic beverages in dry areas. The business issues a membership card customers prior to serving any alcohol. The customers are then charged service and membership fees for the alcholoic beverage service. Texas courts have upheld the right of private clubs to use private business locations such as restaurants as their club house.
The private club designation also applies to private country clubs, and the LaBarba team has worked with many in the Dallas area including Royal Oaks, Northwood Country Club, Lakewood Country Club and Dallas National Golf Club.
Business owners seeking a Private Club Registration permit face an arduous process fraught with mind-numbing details that can get your application kicked out if completed improperly. Some private club owners spend months or even a year working on this permit before seeking help. There are myriad rules regarding the membership, accounting and banking practices. This application should be handled by professionals. Please don’t face this process alone, LaBarba Permit Service based in Downtown Dallas is here to help.
Private Club Registration Permit (N)
Authorizes club to serve alcoholic beverages belonging to members of the club, only to its members, family and their guests.
Private Club Late Hours (NL)
Authorizes a private club to serve alcoholic beverages on club premises between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Sunday and between 12 midnight and 2 a.m. on any other day.
Private Club Beer and Wine Permit (NB)
Allows Private Club to store and serve of wine, beer and malt liquor for club members.