About the New York State Liquor Store Association

The New York State Liquor Store Association (NYSLSA) was created with the merger of the Empire State Liquor Association and the Eastern New York Liquor Association in 2008. 

The purpose of NYSLSA is to create a stronger presence of retailers within the industry and to represent the political and business interests of liquor store owners throughout the state. NYSLSA focuses on the 1,100 licensed retail owners located in the 54 counties of Upstate New York. We take pride in being a voice for our members and work tirelessly to advocate on the behalf of liquor stores across the state in conjunction with our lobbyist, The Vandervort Group. In addition to our legislative efforts, we are in consistent contact with the State Liquor Authority and Chairman Bradley on our members' behalf. Furthermore, we connect our members nationally through our valued partnership with the American Beverage Licensees (ABL).

 NYSLSA has two signature events: The Spring Sip & Scramble Golf Tournament and the Holiday Tradeshows. These trade shows are held in October and are designed the connect retailers with distributors and wholesalers. We are proud to say that these shows attract over 200 exhibitors and 1,500 attendees!

 NYSLSA also holds membership meetings around the state to connect with our members and make sure their voices are heard.


We are always seeking new members! Check out the various membership options here. We recently launched our Affiliate membership, which is open to any organization that is not a retailer, but still supports the industry in some way! We also have a variety of sponsorship opportunities available, which you can find here.

If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the NYSLSA Central Office at 518-694-0483 or at [email protected].