Mixed Beverage Sales


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What does "Mixed Beverage" mean?

The term "Mixed Beverage" means (at least to us) sales to restaurants, private clubs, etc. These businesses, called "permittees" pay an additional tax over what retail patrons pay for spirits. This additional tax amounts to $3.75 per .75 liter bottle. In Mecklenburg County, there are approximately 1,000 establishments licensed by the state of North Carolina to sell distilled spirits "by the drink" on their premises.


Establishments purchase their spirits by calling in or faxing orders to our central Mixed Beverage outlet (located at 3333 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206). We also have an option to submit orders through the web using the "e-licensee" tab in the main navigation tabs of this site. 

The Mecklenburg County ABC Board offers twenty-six locations to serve our permittees. Permittees are assigned one of these pick up locations based on the establishment's zip code. Permittees may request a different location by submitting their preference, in writing, to our Mixed Beverage Manager, Eric Hathaway: 3333 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206; or e-mail at store19@meckabc.com.

Hours of Operation

Central Mixed Beverage Operation hours are 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

We are proud to offer our customers same-day service. Orders received by 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday are available for pick-up by 7:00 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, orders received by 3:00 p.m. are available for pick-up by 5:00 p.m. 

Forms of Payment Accepted

We accept cash, money orders, debit cards (pin # verification - no credit cards please) and Fintech at all our Mixed Beverage locations. We also accept  company checks ONLY if they have an original letter of credit from the bank on file.

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