Underage Drinking

Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders

Laws that specify a minimum age for employees who serve or dispense alcoholic beverages in on-premises establishments.

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Changes Over Time for Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders
Jurisdiction Date Range Minimum Age To Serve Minimum Age To Bartend Manager or
Supervisor
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Present
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AR (Arkansas)
1/1/2003 - 5/5/2003212121212121 2 Citations
AR (Arkansas)
5/6/2003 - 1/1/2017191919212121 8 Citations
ND (North Dakota)

Any person who is nineteen years of age or older but under twenty-one years of age may be employed by the restaurant to serve and collect money for alcoholic beverages, if the person is under the direct supervision of a person twenty-one or more years of age, but may not be engaged in mixing, dispensing, or consuming alcoholic beverages.

1/1/2003 - 7/31/2009191919212121Yes1 Citations
ND (North Dakota)

Any person who is eighteen years of age or older but under twenty-one years of age may be employed by the restaurant to serve and collect money for alcoholic beverages, if the person is under the direct supervision of a person twenty-one or more years of age, but may not be engaged in mixing, dispensing, or consuming alcoholic beverages.

8/1/2009 - 1/1/2017181818212121Yes2 Citations