Persons under the age of 21 in our stores
It is the policy of the Mecklenburg County ABC Board to prohibit anyone 18, 19, or 20 years of age from entering our stores. Children under the age of 18 may enter our stores, as long as they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Acceptable Forms of ID
It is the responsibility of the customer to prove they are 21 years of age. The forms of ID acceptable in Mecklenburg County ABC Stores include:
- A valid U.S. driver's license
- A valid ID card (issued by a state's department of motor vehicles)
- A valid passport
- A valid U.S. Military ID
Group ID Policy
It is the policy of the Mecklenburg County ABC Board to immediately check the ID of any young person, as soon as they enter our store. An entire group of people can be refused if any member of the group is underage or unable to produce an acceptable form of ID.
In accordance with North Carolina ABC laws, a customer may purchase up to eight (8) liters of alcohol (distilled spirits) from our stores without a transportation permit. With a transportation permit, the customer may purchase up to forty (40) liters of alcohol and subsequently transport their purchase within the State of North Carolina. A transportation permit is issued free of charge at the store, and is valid until 9:30 p.m. on the date it is issued.
If you need a transportation permit to transport more than eight liters of alcohol after 9:30p.m. of the day of the original purchase, you can obtain an additional permit by returning to one of our stores and advising us how much you need to relocate. Our sales associates are unable to provide "blank" permits to patrons.
Transportation permits are also available (and necessary) when purchasing large quantities of wine. The quantity limits for fortified wine are the same as the aforementioned limits described for alcohol (distilled spirits). However, a customer may purchase up to twenty (20) liters of unfortified wines without a transportation permit and a maximum of 100 liters with a transportation permit. Customers planning to purchase large quantities of wine may obtain a permit from an ABC store at no charge.
Note: A permit is not required for the purchase of beer. However, a person cannot legally purchase more than 80 liters of beer per transaction, except in kegs.
For additional statutory information on ABC Board policies, please see the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top sellers?
- Grey Goose vodka .750L
- Crown Royal whisky .750L
- Patron silver tequila .750L
- Jagermeister schnapps .750L
- Absolut vodka .750L
- Smirnoff vodka 1.75L
- Cuervo gold tequila .750L
- Ketel One vodka .750L
- Pinnacle vodka 1.75L
- Hennessy VS cognac .750L
How many different spirit items do I have to choose from?
We carry approximately 1500 products, including special gift packages and mixers. In that number, there may be several sizes of that particular product. For example, we carry Crown Royal in 1.75L, .750L, .375L, 200ml, and 50ml sizes. To see what we have: Search for a product.
What does the Mecklenburg County ABC Board do with excess cardboard boxes?
Empty boxes are available free of charge for our customers. Surplus and odd-size boxes are collapsed and sold to a recycling facility.
We offer specially discounted items each month. We periodically discontinue brands, and offer these items at discounted prices. Check your nearest Mecklenburg County ABC Store for current specials.
If you would like to purchase a brand not offered in North Carolina, you can special order an item by the case. Just ask a Store Manager or contact Brian Peter (704) 731-5850 for assistance. We will take the proper product information, contact the North Carolina ABC Commission for pricing information, and relay all correspondence back to you. If you choose to place a special order, we will collect the amount from you and order the product. Please allow an average of 6-8 weeks for delivery.
Acceptable forms of payment
For retail purchases, we gladly accept cash, personal checks, debit cards and credit cards – MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.
For Mixed Beverage purchases, we gladly accept cash, certified checks, business checks backed by a financial institution letter of credit, and debit cards (pin # verification - no credit cards please)