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Mundelein Trustees Pass BYO Wine Ordinance for Participating Restaurants

At the December 10, 2018 Village Board meeting, the Trustees unanimously passed Ordinance No. 18-12-77 creating a “bring your own” (BYO) wine authorization specifically for businesses the hold Class A, A1, F, or G liquor licenses. This authorization goes into effect December 20, 2018 and ONLY applies to restaurants that hold a liquor license and choose to allow patrons to bring their own wine. Restaurant patrons will NOT be permitted to bring their own beer, spirits, or any type of alcohol other than wine.

Please note that restaurant owners and operators are not required to allow customers to bring their own wine. For customers planning to bring their own wine to a restaurant, please confirm the restaurant’s participation with the BYO authorization prior to visiting the establishment.

The BYO Ordinance:
• Limits BYO wine to one bottle per patron.
• Requires that BYO wine be given to a BASSET trained employee of the licensed establishment to open and serve at the table.
• Allows, but does not require, restaurants to charge a fee for opening BYO bottles of wine.

Please check with local restaurants to confirm whether or not they accept BYO wine and if they have any fees or rules specific to their establishment.

Questions? Please call 847-949-3223.

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