Chapter 4 ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES*
Section 4-1 Definitions.
The following words and terms, as used in this chapter, shall
be deemed to have the meanings
Alcoholic beverages. All beverages of alcoholic content, whether intoxicating or
Amusement place. Any establishment whose business building contains a square footage of at
least six thousand (6,000) square feet, and where games of skill commonly known as billiards,
volleyball, indoor golf, bowling or soccer are usually played,
or has a dance floor of at least two
thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet, or any outdoor golf course with a minimum of nine
and which has annual gross receipts of at least one hundred thousand dollars
($100,000.00) of which at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts is in
Closed place. A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or
about the premises.
Conviction. Conviction upon final determination of any prosecution of any violation of this
Intoxicating liquor. Alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented,
malt or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous or
fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes containing in excess of one
half of one percent by volume except for nonintoxicating beer. *Cross Referencesalth and
sanitation, Ch. 11; licenses, permits and miscellaneous business regulations, Ch. 13; motor
vehicles and traffic, Ch. 14; municipal court, Ch. 15; offenses and miscellaneous provisions, Ch.
16; disorderly intoxication and consumption of liquor in certain public places prohibited, § 16-183;
use of intoxicating liquor in parks prohibited, § 17-114; police, Ch. 21.
Light wine. Wine containing not in excess of fourteen (14) percent of alcohol by weight,
manufactured exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits or vegetables.
Microbrewery. A business whose primary activity is the brewing and selling of beer, with an
annual production of ten thousand (10,000) barrels or less.
Nonintoxicating beer. Any beer manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops, pure
barley malt or other wholesome grains or cereals, wholesome yeast, pure water, free from all
harmful substances, preservatives and adulterants, and having an alcoholic content of more than
one-half of one percent by volume and not exceeding three point two (3.2) percent by weight.
Original package. Any package containing not less than eight (8) ounces of any intoxicating
liquor, excepting malt liquor, or, any package containing three (3) or more standard bottles of
malt liquor or, as to nonintoxicating beer, any package containing three (3), six (6), twelve (12)
or twenty-four (24) small standard beer bottles, and any package containing three (3), six (6) or
twelve (12) large standard beer bottles, when such bottles contain nonintoxicating beer as
defined by this section.
(a) Any establishment having a restaurant
or similar facility on the premises at least fifty
(50) percent of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food
consumed on such premises or which has an annual gross income of at least two hundred
thousand dollars ($200,000.00) from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on such
(b) Any railroad dining car or other railroad rolling stock
equipped or modified to operate
upon a line of railroad as a dining car or as part of a dinner train operation. Several railroad cars
operating as a single dinner train shall be considered together as a restaurant.
Substantial quantities of food. The amount of prepared meals and food from which at least
fifty (50) per cent of the gross income of an establishment is derived.
Wholesalers or distributors. Persons selling intoxicating liquors or nonintoxicating beer to
retailers for resale.
Wine shop. Any establishment that uses automated wine dispensing equipment to dispense
wine by the glass at retail for consumption on the premises where sold, so long as at least fifty
percent (50%) of the total sales of the wine shop are from package sales.
(Code 1964, § 4.010; Ord. No. 12707, § 1, 8-20-90; Ord. No. 13733 §
1, 7-6-93; Ord. No. 14253
§ 1, 10-17-94; Ord. No. 17849, § 1, 9-15-03; Ord. No. 21176, § 1, 12-5-11)
Cross reference(s)--Rules of construction and definitions generally, § 1-2.
State law reference(s)--Definitions, RSMo. §§ 311.020, 311.030, 311.097, 311.100, 311.200,
(Ord. 21176, Amended, 12/05/2011, Prior Text; Ord. 17849, Amended, 09/15/2003, Prior Text)