Alcohol finally available at Wintzell’s Oyster House in Leeds? Leeds City Council to approve liquor license May 6.

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Birmingham, Leeds, Wintzell's Oyster House, seafood, food, drinks
Enjoy a meal. Photo via Wintzell’s Oyster House on Facebook

Wintzell’s Oyster House in Leeds is one step closer to receiving its liquor license.

Cause for Delay

It was in March that Wintzell’s Oyster House officially opened its doors at its brand new location in Leeds. Customers have been ordering steaming plates of fresh seafood and other tasty items ever since. But one thing in particular has been missing from the menu—alcohol. But not for long!

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Wintzell’s Oyster House, Leeds, AL. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

According to restaurant owners, they decided to open for business while continuing to work through the process of acquiring a liquor license—an arduous process that involves both city and state approval.


The silver lining—guests have been allowed to bring their own drinks to the restaurant while dining. It just couldn’t be served by Wintzell’s staff.

City and State Approval

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Shrimp sampler. Photo via Wintzell’s Oyster House on Facebook

The good news is that the restaurant is one step closer to attaining the license. Que the excitement!

On Monday, May 6, the Leeds City Council will be asked to approve the license. After the city gives it nod of approval, the state will need to confirm. All in all, it’s looking like one to two more weeks until Wintzell’s liquor license will be displayed and drinks will be flowing.


While You Wait

In the meantime, you can continue to get all the oysters, seafood and more to fill your belly during a visit to Wintzell’s. Grab a table at 1770 Ashville Road in Leeds.