Bartending Age


Since each state governs its own alcohol laws through a state agency like the PLCB (PA Liquor Control Board) in Pennsylvania, it may get confusing with what is fact or fiction about your local laws regarding a bartender license and the age at which one may distribute alcohol. Below is a list of the minimum age at which one may sell alcohol and the state it corresponds with for your own convenience.

  • Alaska 21
  • Alabama 21
  • Arizona 19
  • Arkansas 21
  • California 21
  • Colorado 18
  • Connecticut 18
  • Delaware 21
  • Florida 18
  • Georgia 18
  • Hawaii 18
  • Idaho 19
  • Illinois 21
  • Indiana 21
  • Iowa 18
  • Kansas 21
  • Kentucky 21
  • Louisiana 18
  • Maine 18
  • Maryland 21
  • Massachusetts 18
  • Michigan 18
  • Minnesota 18
  • Mississippi 21
  • Missouri 21
  • Nebraska 18
  • Nevada 21
  • New Hampshire 18
  • New Jersey 18
  • New Mexico 21
  • New York 18
  • North Carolina 21
  • North Dakota 19
  • Ohio 21
  • Oklahoma 21
  • Oregon 21
  • 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
  • Wyoming 21

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