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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Maps & Charts: Minimum Ages for On-Premises Servers and Bartenders

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

21

Alaska

21

Arizona

19-20

Arkansas

21

California

21

Colorado

18

Connecticut

18

Delaware

21

District of Columbia

21

Florida

18

Georgia

18

Hawaii

18

Idaho

19-20

Illinois

18

Indiana

21

Iowa

18

Kansas

21

Kentucky

19-20

Louisiana

18

Maine

17

Maryland

18

Massachusetts

18

Michigan

18

Minnesota

18

Mississippi

21

Missouri

21

Montana

18

Nebraska

19-20

Nevada

21

New Hampshire

18

New Jersey

18

New Mexico

21

New York

18

North Carolina

18

North Dakota

21

Ohio

19-20

Oklahoma

21

Oregon

18

Pennsylvania

18

Rhode Island

18

South Carolina

21

South Dakota

21

Tennessee

18

Texas

18

Utah

21

Vermont

18

Virginia

21

Washington

21

West Virginia

18

Wisconsin

18

Wyoming

21

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

19-20

Alaska

21

Arizona

19-20

Arkansas

19-20

California

18

Colorado

18

Connecticut

18

Delaware

19-20

District of Columbia

18

Florida

18

Georgia

18

Hawaii

18

Idaho

19-20

Illinois

18

Indiana

19-20

Iowa

18

Kansas

18

Kentucky

19-20

Louisiana

18

Maine

17

Maryland

18

Massachusetts

18

Michigan

18

Minnesota

18

Mississippi

18

Missouri

18

Montana

18

Nebraska

19-20

Nevada

21

New Hampshire

18

New Jersey

18

New Mexico

19-20

New York

18

North Carolina

18

North Dakota

18

Ohio

19-20

Oklahoma

18

Oregon

18

Pennsylvania

18

Rhode Island

18

South Carolina

18

South Dakota

18

Tennessee

18

Texas

18

Utah

21

Vermont

18

Virginia

18

Washington

18

West Virginia

18

Wisconsin

18

Wyoming

18

Jurisdiction

Value

Alabama

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Alaska

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Arizona

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Arkansas

Beer, WIne and Spirits

California

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Colorado

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Connecticut

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Delaware

Beer, WIne and Spirits

District of Columbia

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Florida

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Georgia

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Hawaii

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Idaho

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Illinois

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Indiana

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Iowa

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Kansas

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Kentucky

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Louisiana

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Maine

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Maryland

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Massachusetts

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Michigan

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Minnesota

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Mississippi

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Missouri

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Montana

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Nebraska

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Nevada

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

New Hampshire

Beer, WIne and Spirits

New Jersey

Beer, WIne and Spirits

New Mexico

Beer, WIne and Spirits

New York

Beer, WIne and Spirits

North Carolina

Beer, WIne and Spirits

North Dakota

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Ohio

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Oklahoma

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Oregon

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Pennsylvania

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Rhode Island

Beer, WIne and Spirits

South Carolina

Beer, WIne and Spirits

South Dakota

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Tennessee

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Texas

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Utah

Must Be 21 for All Beverage Types

Vermont

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Virginia

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Washington

Beer, WIne and Spirits

West Virginia

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Wisconsin

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Wyoming

Beer, WIne and Spirits

Date

Age < 18

Age 18-20

Age 21

1/1/03

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/04

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/05

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/06

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/07

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/08

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/09

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/10

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/11

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/12

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/13

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/14

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/15

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/16

1 state

30 states

20 states

1/1/17

1 state

30 states

20 states

Date

Age < 18

Age 18-20

Age 21

1/1/03

1 state

46 states

4 states

1/1/04

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/05

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/06

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/07

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/08

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/09

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/10

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/11

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/12

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/13

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/14

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/15

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/16

1 state

47 states

3 states

1/1/17

1 state

47 states

3 states