In Massachusetts 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 some employers will require bartenders to complete such courses regardless of state or city laws.
This post was updated on April 21, 2020.
Bartending Courses in Massachusetts
If you do decide to become certified, we suggest the online course from Serving Alcohol. Click here for a special discounted price courtesy of Bartending License Help.
If you want to find a Massachusetts bartending course that’s closest to you, fill out our form below to get connected with the right person.
Bartending Age Massachusetts
According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, in Massachusetts you must be at least 18 years of age to bartend.
All of the towns in the state of Massachusetts are wet EXCEPT for the following:
- Alford – Berkshire County
- Dunstable – Middlesex County
- Chilmark – Dukes County
- Gosnold – Dukes County
- Hawley – Franklin County
- Montgomery – Hampden County
- West Hampton – Hampshire County
- Mount Washington – Berkshire County
Other Helpful Resources:
If you’re just getting started in the world of bartending, there’s plenty of online educational resources – most of which are available for free. To get a head start, we urge you to check out our Ultimate Guide to Bartending.
Additionally, check out our free Bartending Resume Templates. These will help get your foot in the door when you start applying.
For more information or any other questions, please contact your local City Clerk’s office or visit the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission website.