You Can Get Alcohol From Colorado Restaurants… But
It's great that Governor Polis has allowed restaurants to sell alcohol along with take-out and delivery orders. However, there is an caveat to these deliveries.
Letting restaurants sell alcohol will definitely go a long way in helping establishments stay afloat.
But the thing to know is that due to a rule from the Colorado Department of Revenue, if a delivery is called for and it includes alcohol, then only the restaurant itself can deliver the alcohol. Third party services such as NoCo Nosh, GrubHub and DoorDash are not able to do so.
From the Department of Revenue: [Excerpt]
● In order to comply with the temporary allowances for on-premise retail licensed facilities and breweries operating an approved salesroom, you must: Not violate the delivery requirements of the sealed container law in C.R.S. 44-3103(51) and open container law in C.R.S. 42-4-1305. Deliveries may only be made to the address provided at the time of the order. Persons making the deliveries must be over the age of 21 and an employee of the licensee. Persons delivering must verify the age of the individual receiving the alcohol beverage(s)
It is frustrating for both the restaurants and the delivery services, as this limits the two services ability to help each other. Hopefully, the Department of Revenue will move to temporarily rescind that rule.