Posted On: November 10, 2022

How Old Do You Have to be to Bartend?

In the United States, different states have their age requirement for how old you have to be to bartend, but the age range is from 18-21.  Some states also require alcohol awareness training (this is different from getting a bartending license) that you can take when you start working.

Below is a table of the age requirements of the different states and Learn2Serve’s online liquor license training and certification courses per state to get you started right away in your bartending career.

Individual Course

Wisconsin Responsible Beverage Server Training

Enroll now to easily meet your Wisconsin alcohol server training requirements.

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Illinois BASSET Training

Sign up for Illinois-approved alcohol training to earn your BASSET certification.

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TABC Certification Training - Alcohol Seller-Server

Start your Texas alcohol seller training now to earn your TABC Certification online.

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New York ATAP Certification (On-Premises)

Sign up for our New York on-premises alcohol training awareness program (ATAP).

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Arizona Title 4 Basic Training (On-Premises)

Take your on-premises Title 4 Basic training to satisfy your requirements.

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Alcohol Seller-Server Training (Off-Premises)

Enroll in training now to learn how to responsibly sell alcohol off-premises.

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Alcohol Seller-Server Training (On-Premises)

Sign up today to get trained on how to safely serve alcohol on-premises.


TIPS CA RBS Alcohol Training

Learn regulations & strategies for legal alcohol sales & to keep customers safe.


Am I too Old to Start a Bartending Career?

Of course not. High-end hotels, bars, and four to five-star restaurants require bartenders capable of conversing with upmarket customers. If you think you can handle conversations about the economy, stocks, businesses, etc., these places will be an excellent start for your bartending career.

If you are a fan of going to clubs, find clubs with job openings for bartenders. It depends on what you want. Play with your strength.

However, an upscale hotel, martini bar, and four-star restaurant need a mature bartender who can converse with their posh customers. If you are a sports fan, a sports bar is a great place to see the games and keep up with the scores.

What Can I Expect from a Bartending Class?

Bartending does not only require you to memorize how to mix drinks. There are other aspects to bartending before you can get in, such as knowing the variety of wines, beers, spirits, liquors, human relations, up-selling, alcohol awareness, etc.

Can I be a Bartender at 18?

The age requirement for bartending varies from 18 to 21 by state. Find out how old you have to be to bartend in your form below:

State Age Requirement for Bartending Learn2Serve® Online Liquor License Training and Certification Courses Per State
Alabama (AL) 21 Alabama Online Alcohol Server Training
Alaska (AK) 21 Alaska Alcohol Serve Training Certificate
Arizona (AZ) 19 Arizona Liquor License Certification
Arkansas (AK) 18 Arkansas Alcohol Server Certification
California (CA) 21 California Alcohol Certification Online
Colorado (CO) 18 Online Colorado Alcohol Server Training
Connecticut (CT) 18 Connecticut Online Alcohol Server Certification
Delaware (DE) 21 Delaware Alcohol Server Training
Florida (FL) 18 Florida Alcohol Certification Online
Georgia (GA) 18 Georgia Alcohol Server Certification
Hawaii (HI) 18 Hawaii Alcohol Server Online Certification
Idaho (ID) 19 Idaho Alcohol License Certification
Illinois (IL) 21 Illinois BASSET Certification Online
Indiana (IN) 21 Indiana Alcohol Server Certification
Iowa (IA) 18 Iowa ABD Alcohol Training and Certification
Kansas (KS) 21 Kansas Alcohol Permit and Training
Kentucky (KY) 20 Kentucky Liquor License Training
Louisiana (LA) 18 Louisiana Alcohol Server Permit ATC Approved
Maryland (MD) 18 Maryland Online Alcohol Server Certification
Maine (ME) 18 Maine Alcohol Server License
Michigan (MI) 18 Michigan Alcohol Server Certification
Minnesota (MN) 18 Minnesota Alcohol Server Training
Mississippi (MS) 21 Mississippi Alcohol Server Permit
Missouri (MO) 18 Missouri Alcohol Certification
Montana (MT) 18 Get Montana Alcohol Server Training
Nebraska (NE) 19 Nebraska Alcohol Permit and Training
Nevada (NV) 21 Nevada ABC Liquor License Course
New Hampshire (NH) 18 New Hampshire Liquor License Training
New Jersey (NJ) 18 New Jersey Alcohol Permit
New Mexico (NM) 19 New Mexico Alcohol Server License Online
New York (NY) 18 New York ATAP Certification Course
North Carolina (NC) 21 North Caroline ABC Permit Training Course
North Dakota (ND) 19 North Dakota Alcohol Server Training
Ohio (OH) 21 Ohio Alcohol Server License and Training
Oklahoma (OK) 21 Oklahoma Alcohol License Training
Oregon (OR) 18 Oregon OLCC Permit Training
Pennsylvania (PA) 18 Pennsylvania RAMP Training Certification
Rhode Island (RI) 18 Rhode Island Alcohol Server Online Certification
South Carolina (SC) 18 South Carolina Liquor License Training
South Dakota (SD) 21 South Dakota Alcohol Server Training
Tennessee (TN) 18 Tennessee ABC Alcohol Server Permit Training
Texas (TX) 18 Texas TABC Certification Online
Utah (UT) 21 Utah Alcohol Bartending Training
Vermont (VT) 18 Vermont Alcohol Server License (ASAP)
Virginia (VA) 21 Virginia ABC License Training
Washington (WA) 21 Washington Liquor License Training
West Virginia (WV) 18 West Virginia ABCA Alcohol Server Permit
Wisconsin (WI) 18 Wisconsin Bartending License Online
Wyoming (WY) 21 Wyoming Alcohol Server License Online

Get Your Required Alcohol Training for Your State

At 360training, we offer alcohol server training classes for all 50 states. Get started with your Learn2Serve Alcohol Server Training today!

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