Prior to the adoption of Ord. 21176 on 12/05/2011, Section 4-49 read as follows.


    (a)      The business services administrator may issue a temporary permit to caterers and other persons holding licenses to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises , including intoxicating liquor in the original package,  pursuant to the provisions of this chapter who furnish provisions and service for use at a particular function, occasion or event at a particular location other than the licensed premises. The permit shall be in effect for a period not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) consecutive hours. The permit shall authorize serving alcoholic beverages at such function, occasion or event during the hours alcoholic beverages may lawfully be sold or served upon premises licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption. For every permit issued under this section, the permittee shall pay fifteen dollars ($15.00) for each calendar day, or fraction thereof, for which the permit is issued.

    (b)     The business services  administrator may issue a temporary permit as provided above in (a) for the operation of railroad excursions or dinner train operations, provided that no caterer or other person holding a license to sell intoxicating liquor shall be issued more than six (6) such temporary permits in any year. The business services  administrator may issue a temporary permit to any railroad excursion operator who has a state liquor license for railroad or railroad car companies and whose regular place of business is outside of the county without requiring the operator to obtain a city liquor-by-the-drink license.

    (c)      All provisions of the ordinances, rules and regulations of the city shall extend to such premises and shall be in force and enforceable during all the time that the permittee, its agents, servants, employees, or stock are in such premises. This section will not include the sale of packaged goods covered by this temporary permit.

    (d)     Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, any caterer who possesses a valid state liquor license and a valid liquor license issued by any city or county may deliver alcoholic beverages in the city, in the course of   the  catering business.

    (e)    Sampling of distilled spirits, wine or malt beverages.

    (1)    Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter to the contrary, any winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler, brewer or designated employee may provide or furnish distilled spirits, wine or malt beverage samples on a licensed retail premises for customer tasting purposes so long as the winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler, brewer or designated employee has permission from the person holding the retail license. The retail licensed premises where such product tasting is provided shall hold a by-the-drink-for-consumption-on-the-premises-where-sold retail license.  No money or anything of value shall be given to the retailers for the privilege or opportunity of conducting the on-the-premises product tasting.

    (2)    Distilled spirits, wine or malt beverage samples may be dispensed by an employee of the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer or brewer, or by a sampling service retained by the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer or brewer.  All sampling service employees that provide and pour intoxicating liquor samples on a licensed retail premises shall be required to complete a server training program approved by the division of alcohol and tobacco control.

    (3)    Any distilled spirits, wine or malt beverage sample provided by the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer remaining after the tasting shall be returned to the retailer, winery, distiller, manufacturer, wholesaler or brewer.


(Code 1964, § 4.285; Ord. No. 12707, § 1, 8-2-90; Ord. No. 14253 § 1, 10-17-94; Ord No. 18006, § 1, 3-1-04)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 311.485.