June 3, 2016
I have a restaurant plan in for review and the plans examiner is taking the stand that because the name of the tenant has "brewery in it that means it is a bar. I am saying that because they serve food, no hard liquor, do not brew beer at the location, minors are allowed to sit anywhere in the space (even at the "bar"/eating counter) and they have 86 seats at tables and 18 stools at the "bar/eating counter it is a restaurant.
Classifying it as a bar means we have to double the number of restrooms per chapter 29. There are two existing but we would have to add two more. And the space is small. 150 maximum occupants.
I was wondering if there is anything in the code that defines bar and restaurant? Any thoughts?
Thanks. Kevin Kincaid