Mixed Beverage Sales



What does "Mixed Beverage" mean?  New permittee?
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 eighteen 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, Roy Ferrell: 3333 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206; or e-mail at store19@meckabc.com.

Note: All allocated Bourbons for Mixed Beverage customers must be purchased from Store #19. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hours of Operation

Store #19 located at 3333 N. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28206 Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Store #31, located at 7212 East Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28227. ***Express Service available at this location Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All other Mixed Beverage Store locations Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

***Express Service:
Run out of a popular drink menu item and need it fast? Want to see the newest product offerings and take some to try? Our new Express Service offers our Mixed Beverage permittee business customers convenience and flexibility to shop the aisles for new and current products as well grab 'n go up to 24 bottles without a previously placed order. 

 Forms of Payment Accepted
We accept cash, money orders, debit cards, credit cards 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.

*Attention all Permittees: New NCGA Mandate Information*
In an effort to address the growing issue of Human Trafficking, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that the Human Trafficking Commission develop a poster and make it available to certain establishments for mandatory display. These specific employers are required to display the poster “on the premises in a place that is clearly conspicuous and visible to employees.” The list of employers who must display the posters includes ABC Permittees (any business who has an ABC permit).

The link to the poster can be found here.

Mixed Beverage Delivery Service
The Mecklenburg County ABC Board offers a fee-based delivery service for our Mixed Beverage customers. See more information on our Mixed Beverage Customer Delivery Service webpage HERE 

Please reach out to our Mixed Beverage Sales Liaison staff for answers!

Brian Peter, Mixed Beverage Liaison, Brian.Peter@meckabc.com and 704-519-9141
Teresa Miller, Assistant Mixed Beverage Liaison, Teresa.Miller@meckabc.com and 980-423-8682

ASSET Program: Alcohol Seller/Server Excellence Training

ABC ASSET Program Flyer (JPG) (8.5 × 11 in) 01.19

Now Open! New Exclusive Mixed Beverage Customer Only Store #31 

ABC Store 31 Flyer (01.24) (8.5 × 11 in) Digital Version

We'd Love to Hear From You!
The Mecklenburg County ABC Board is committed to delivering top shelf customer service to our Mixed Beverage business customers. Please click on the SURVEY LINK HERE to take a quick survey to help us serve you better.

Mixed Beverage Business Customer Focus Groups
As the Mecklenburg County ABC Board looks for ways to enhance service to our valued business customers, we conduct Mixed Beverage Customer focus groups to help us learn more about your business needs and how we can work together to support you. Here is an upcoming Mixed Beverage Business Customer Focus Groups date and time:

  • June 13, 2023

All sessions are conducted at our headquarters, located at 3333 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28206. If interested in participating, contact: Brian Peter, Mixed Beverage Liaison, Brian.Peter@meckabc.com and 704-519-9141.

Please Let Us Know If Your Contact Information Has Changed
We want to keep you updated on the latest Mecklenburg County ABC Board mixed beverage service news. Send us an email to MXBCustomer@meckabc.com and provide the following information in the body of the email:

  • Establishment Name
  • Establishment Permit Number
  • New Contact First Name, Last Name
  • New Contact Email Address
  • New Contact Cell Phone Number