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.
If your employer does require it, or you would rather just be on the safe side and give your resume a boost, we suggest this course from Serving Alcohol.
This post was updated on April 6, 2020.
Minimum Age To Serve Alcoholic Beverages In Kansas:
- 18, if the bar derives 50% 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
Employee Qualifications for Serving Alcohol in Kansas:
Kansas restricts the employment of any person that has been convicted up to 3 alcohol related violations in the last 5 years. The state also restricts those who:
- Have 2 or more furnishing of alcohol to minor violations in the past 5 years
- Felons of any type
Additionally, an employee that has received a DUI conviction may not mix, sell or dispense alcoholic liquor in a two-year period following the conviction.
Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:
- Driver’s License
- Good Communication Skills
- Proper non-slip bartending shoes
- Knowledge of basic drink recipes
For more information, please contact your local City Clerk’s office.