Press Release 5/28/2020 – Getting Back to Business: Bars and Breweries

On May 25, 2020, Governor Polis announced guidelines for reopening restaurants. While the Governor’s recent orders focused on the guidelines for restaurants to open, there was also language that provided guidance for establishments that do not serve food such as bars and breweries. These establishments are not allowed to open UNLESS they comply with the language below:

There may be some establishments, like breweries with large indoor and outdoor spaces, that want to change their business model to re-open and operate like a restaurant. In these cases, food must be provided by a licensed retail food establishment. Establishments can form partnerships with neighboring restaurants to provide food or can partner with food trucks. 

Light snacks (like bar nuts) or things that are commercially prepared somewhere else and heated up in a microwave on premises (like Hot Pockets) don’t count as food service.  Allowing patrons to bring in their own takeout or order food from an app does not count either.” 

For more information, please call Kathy Woods, City of Alamosa Economic Development Director at (719) 587-2546 or (719) 588-4092.


The City of Alamosa is a multicultural community of 9,000+ centrally located in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado. The City was incorporated in 1878 and is the gateway to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where more than 525,000 visitors enjoy Colorado’s natural beauty each year. For more information, visit us at


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