The Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA)

 The MLBA is Michigan’s first and only bar and tavern owners’ association. Founded in 1939, the MLBA gives Michigan licensees the competitive edge they need to survive and maintain a thriving business. From the neighborhood bar, to the full service hotel, the MLBA understands the problems licensees face – regulation, over taxation and a decreasing market.

The MLBA was founded by business men and women just like you. They were people living the American dream of owning their own businesses, but were challenged by strict regulations and Prohibitionists. They recognized that they needed to band together to fight for their survival and prosperity. Today, the faces and names have changed but many of the same challenges remain. From those early beginnings, the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association has evolved into a modern day full-service trade association, offering its members a wide range of support services designed to help them run their businesses more efficiently and to make sure our laws and regulations are administered fairly.

The MLBA’s purpose is to improve the business climate for its members by playing a pro-active role with state and local legislative processes, state and local public safety entities, and the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC), as well as implementing innovative and useful membership services. MLBA members know their concerns are heard in the Legislature, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission and many other legislative bodies. They also take advantage of outstanding business insurance programs, as well as comprehensive owner, manager and employee server training programs – recognized as some of the best in the nation.”

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association

The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage & Tavern Association, aka, The Pennsylvania Tavern Association, was established in 1941 to protect, defend, and further the sustainability of Commonwealth licensees. We serve as the only statewide trade and lobby association in Pennsylvania that works exclusively for retail licensees. From corner bars, neighborhood taverns, five-star restaurants, delis, and resorts, any Commonwealth business licensed to sell beer, wine, or spirits find themselves among the upper-crust of licensees as a member of this non-profit association. Our legislative efforts and political clout in Harrisburg is top-notch.

Our members are always informed and have a voice when it comes to any legislative actions affecting their license or industry. Our members are always the first to know new liquor laws, liquor code changes, deadlines, permits, and new privileges within the state that will further their business and client opportunities. As the trade association for retail licensees in Pennsylvania, we offer a wide variety of benefits that save our members revenue and time on services used on a daily basis in our industry. Remember that politics is the only sport where spectators lose.”

The Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA)


Since 1952, the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) has been helping licensed beverage retailers in the state of Minnesota with information resources, educational programs and government affairs services designed to promote and protect their business. All our member retailers understand that: "With MLBA, You’re not alone!"

THE Food & Beverage Association of San Diego

Serving restaurants, bars and taverns, and clubs in San Diego County since 1945!

The Food & beverage Association of San Diego embraces the philosophy in the "power of many". While each member's business is unique, collectively we create a powerful, unified voice for our causes and concerns. There are dozens if not hundreds of agencies and groups that, if left unchallenged could make it impossible for you to successfully operate your businesses. You are never alone when you are a member of the Food and Beverage Association. For as little as 48 cents a day, you cannot afford not to be a member.