AACEA Montana: Basic Montana Alcohol Laws You Should Know!
Are you curious about Montana’s alcohol laws? Perhaps you work in the hospitality industry or are planning to begin working for the hospitality industry in Montana State and could use this information to expand your knowledge for your job. Or maybe you’re visiting Montana (or are planning to visit) and would like to know Montana drinking laws ahead of time. Whatever the reason may be, we have provided some of the most basic Montana alcohol laws below for your reference!
How old do I need to be in Montana State to bartend?
How old do I need to be in Montana State to serve alcohol as waitstaff?
How old do I need to be in Montana State to conduct alcohol tastings?
How old do I need to be in Montana State to enter a bar?
Varies The answer to this question varies depending on the establishment. Some establishments only allow individuals who are 21 or older to enter. Some establishments allow individuals who are at least 18 to enter, and other establishments allow individuals who are under 18 to enter if they are with their adult (over 21) parent or guardian.
How old do I need to be in Montana State to drink alcohol?
21 The only exception is if your legal adult parent or guardian provides the alcohol and is visibly present while you are drinking – though they cannot provide you with enough alcohol to become intoxicated! In addition, a physician can prescribe alcohol to minors, and an ordained minister or priest can provide alcohol for religious purposes to minors.
How old do I need to be in Montana State to order or purchase alcohol?
What is the legal BAC driving limit in Montana State?
.08 If you are over 21
.04 If you are over 21 and driving a commercial/company vehicle
.02 If you are under 21
What are the legal hours for alcohol sales and service at bars and restaurants in Montana State?
Generally, 8 AM - 2 AM
Please Note: There are some restaurants and bars that establish their own house policies which can be even stricter than the laws listed above.
These are just a few of many Montana drinking laws, but they provide a great foundation! If you are interested in expanding your knowledge even more in an enjoyable and interactive way (and would like to get a Montana Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service certificate in the process), we welcome you to take a look at our Montana Dept. of Revenue approved Online Montana Responsible Alcohol Sales & Service Course whenever and wherever is most convenient for you!
Cheers, and Happy Training!