204-2.05: Licensed Premises
(1) Slot machines or any other devices which furnish anything besides
merchandise of a quantity and quality commensurate with the price deposited
therein are prohibited on licensed premises. Gambling of any sort, except
those games of chance authorized by the Legislature and/or local licensing
authorities, shall not be permitted on any license premises.
(2) No licensee for the sale of alcoholic beverages shall permit any
disorder, disturbance or illegality of any kind to take place in or on
the licensed premises. The licensee shall be responsible therefor, whether
present or not.
(3) The person in charge of any vehicle used for the delivery of alcoholic
beverages or alcohol shall carry an invoice or sales slip, stating the
names and addresses of the purchaser and seller, the date and the amount
of the purchase, and also itemizing the number of the various kinds
of containers and the kinds, quantities and brands of alcoholic beverages
(4) Manufacturers and Wholesalers and Importers, may sell and deliver
alcoholic beverages to other licensees on any day except Sunday, the
last Monday in May, Thanksgiving day or Christmas day or on the day
following when Christmas day occurs on a Sunday.
(5) "Package Goods" Store licensees shall not permit any alcoholic
beverages to be consumed on their licensed premises, except as authorized
by M.G.L. c. 138, s. 15.
(6) "Package Goods" Store licensees shall not sell alcoholic beverages,
other than wines and malt beverages, in individual containers of over
one gallon capacity.
(7) No Club licensed to sell alcoholic beverages shall use any signs,
printed matter or other means publicly to advertise the sale of alcoholic
beverages. This shall not prohibit the use of reasonable and proper
signs relating to alcoholic beverages within the licensed premises.
(8) All premises covered by a license or storage permit shall be kept
in a clean and sanitary condition at all times. No service of alcoholic
beverages shall be made to any person in a Hotel, Restaurant, Tavern
or Club in a glass or any other container which has not been thoroughly
cleansed and properly sterilized prior to such service. Hotels, Restaurants,
Taverns and Clubs, licensed to sell alcoholic beverages, shall be provided
with an adequate supply of running hot and cold water and soap and towels,
at all times readily accessible, to thoroughly cleanse the hands of
persons employed in such licensed premises. All glasses, dishes, silverware
and other utensils used in such licensed places for service of food
or alcoholic beverages shall be thoroughly cleansed after service to
each patron and subjected for at least five minutes to the germicidal
action of clean water heated to and maintained at a minimum of 160 degrees
Fahrenheit. Equally effective methods of germicidal action by the use
of heat, hot water, steam or mechanical devices may be substituted.
After being cleansed and sterilized glasses, dishes, silverware and
other utensils shall be packed or stored or arranged in such manner
as not to become contaminated before again being used.
(9) Hotels, Restaurants, Taverns and Clubs shall have adequate and
suitable toilet facilities which shall be conveniently located and properly
(10) Hotels, Restaurants, Clubs, Taverns and "Package Goods" Stores
shall keep their licensed premises adequately and properly lighted at
all times in a manner satisfactory to the Licensing Authorities.
(11) All pipes, coils, hose, faucets and other appliances used in the
drawing of draught beer shall be thoroughly cleansed and flushed at
least twice in each week, and shall be kept in a clean and sanitary
condition at all times.