Do BYOB restaurants need a liquor license?

Certain states do not permit BYOB restaurants to exist without a beer and wine or liquor license, so if you want to start a BYO restaurant, read your local laws.

How old do you have to be to get a restaurant liquor license?

You need to be 21 years old to apply for a restaurant liquor license for your establishment.

How old do you have to be to serve alcohol in a restaurant?

You need to be 18 years old to serve alcohol in many states. In certain states, you need to be 21.

Can I apply for a liquor license online?

In many states, you can access the liquor license application online. Certain jurisdictions let you complete the application, provide supporting information, pay the cost, and virtually submit the application. 

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