Kansas Bartending

In Kansas there aren’t any state regulations in place that require a server or bartender to be licensed in order to sell alcohol.

It is important to keep in mind though that some employers will require bartenders to complete such courses regardless of state or city laws.

Minimum Age To Serve Alcoholic Beverages In Kansas:

  • 18, if the bar derives 50 percent of it’s sales from food
  • 21, if the bar does not have any food requirements
  • All persons who are mixing and dispensing alcoholic beverages MUST be at least 21 years old

Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Be able to stand long periods of time
  • Knowledge of basic drink recipes

Employee Qualifications for Dispensing/ Selling/ Serving Alcohol:

Kansas restricts the employment of any person that has been convicted up to three alcohol related violations in the last five years; OR

  • Up to two furnishing of alcohol to minor violation in five years
  • Felons of any type

Also, an employee that has received a DUI conviction may not mix, sell or dispense alcoholic liquor in a two-year period following the conviction.

For more information, please contact your local City Clerk’s office.

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