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

West Virginia Bartending

Thus, server-training is not required nor regulated by the state.

It is important to keep in mind some employers will require bartenders to complete server-training regardless of state jurisdiction.

Minimum Age To Serve Alcoholic Beverages In West Virginia: 18

  • 18 – 20 (Must be supervised by an adult to serve/sell alcohol in an on-premises establishment)

Other Requirements That May Be Helpful:

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

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

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