AACEA Texas: Simplified Texas State Alcohol Laws You Need To Know!
If you work in (or are planning to begin working in) the hospitality industry in Texas State, there are some basic Texas Alcohol Laws that will be helpful for you to know or freshen up on! We have simplified the most basic must-know Texas Alcohol Laws below for your reference.
(Please note that some bars and restaurants have their own house policies which may be even more strict than the laws mentioned below)
How old do I need to be in Texas State to bartend?
How old do I need to be in Texas State to serve alcohol as waitstaff?
How old do I need to be in Texas State to conduct alcohol tastings?
How old do I need to be in Texas State to enter a bar?
18 The only exception is if your legal adult parent/guardian or spouse is with you
How old do I need to be in Texas State to drink alcohol?
21 The only exception is if your legal adult parent/guardian or spouse is visibly present while you are drinking alcohol
How old do I need to be in Texas State to order or purchase alcohol?
What is the legal BAC driving limit in Texas State?
What are the legal hours for alcohol sales and service at bars and restaurants in Texas State?
MON-FRI: 7 AM - Midnight
SAT: 7 AM - 1 AM (Sunday morning)
SUN: Noon to Midnight (10 AM - Noon if food is also being served)
Note: A bar or restaurant has a late hours permit, they can sell alcohol until 2 AM any night of the week
Again, these are just a few of the must-know alcohol laws for Texas State that are useful if you are in the hospitality industry, but if you are interested in learning more in an enjoyable and interactive way and getting your TABC Alcohol Seller Server Certificate in the process, we welcome you to check out our TABC approved Online Texas Alcohol Seller Server Certificate Course whenever and wherever is most convenient for you!
Cheers, and Happy Training!