Hendersonville ABC Board has 3 retail stores in Henderson County for your convenience. Currently there are numerous ABC stores in North Carolina, all carrying a variety of products, including special gift packages and mixers.
We accept cash, MasterCard, American Express and Visa. Debit Cards associated with MasterCard and Visa are also accepted.
All ABC stores are obligated to open no earlier than 9 am and close no later than 9 pm. See our store locations page for specific hours of operation.
Feel free to contact us. For your information, you’ll find the Hendersonville ABC Board contact information not only on our Contact page, but also in AT&T White Pages listed under “Alcohol Control.”
ABC stores are under legal obligation to remain closed on Sundays and specific holidays, and no ABC store employee shall sell alcoholic beverages on these days.

All Hendersonville stores are closed on the holidays listed below.

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

No. The retail price of spirituous liquor sold in North Carolina ABC stores shall be uniform throughout the state. A Price Book is published and distributed every February, May, August and November, and all stores are required to use the established prices. There are monthly discounts on selected items. In addition, we periodically discontinue brands, and offer these items at discounted prices. Check our monthly specials page for current specials.
In North Carolina , spirituous liquor may be sold only in local ABC stores operated by the local ABC Board.
If the product is listed in the North Carolina Price Book and you feel you will purchase it on a regular basis, then we will consider stocking the product on our shelves. If it is not listed in the Price Book, we can look outside of North Carolina for what you want. This is what is called a “special order.” Special orders come by the case, and can be placed when payment is made in advance. You can expect 6-8 weeks for delivery, depending on the product and its place of origin. You can request a special order at any of your local ABC Stores.
No, the Hendersonville ABC Board policy offers no returns, exchanges or refunds once the product has left the store, unless it is tainted or spoiled. In this case, we will accept the nearly full container and provide you with a replacement.
All permits are handled at the ABC Commisions office, based in Raleigh . For more information, visit the permits page included in the North Carolina ABC Commission website.
Alcoholic Beverage Control
No. In North Carolina ABC boards are local political subdivisions of the State. They operate as separate entities establishing their own policies and procedures.
Yes. However, the local ABC Board retains authority to set policy and adopt rules so long as it conforms to ABC laws and Commission rules.
Currently there are 166 ABC Boards. In some cases ABC Boards are organized as city-approved ABC Boards, instead of operating as a county-wide system.
The local ABC Board provides management of the local ABC store(s) that is within its operating jurisdiction.
Legal alcohol sales (to include mixed beverage sales, ABC Stores, and beer and wine sales) are determined at the county and town level by local elections.
A commercial permit is a license issued to an individual or company at a specific location allowing for the manufacture, importation, bottling, distribution, transportation or representation of alcoholic beverages.
Fortified wine means any wine, of more than sixteen percent (16%) and no more than twenty-four percent (24%) alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States.
Unfortified wine means any wine of sixteen percent (16%) or less alcohol by volume, made by fermentation from grapes, fruits, berries, rice, or honey; or by the addition of pure cane, beet, or dextrose sugar; or by the addition of pure brandy from the same type of grape, fruit, berry, rice, or honey that is contained in the base wine and produced in accordance with the regulations of the United States.
A retail permit is issued to a person or persons or to an entity at a specific location allowing for the sale of alcoholic beverages.
All fees collected from the ABC permit system are deposited with the State Treasurer.
An ABC Commission auditor or audit team may conduct an audit of the financial records of permit holders who are located in various locations within the State of North Carolina who serve alcoholic beverages in their establishments.
Individuals cannot open liquor stores in North Carolina . Towns and counties have elections for an ABC store. The town and county appointing authorities then appoint board members whose responsibility it is to establish the ABC store.
There are currently three (3) dry counties: Yadkin, Graham, and Madison.
There are currently three (3) counties with no ABC stores: Graham, Madison and Yadkin.