Hey Louisiana! If you serve or sell alcohol in Louisiana State, you are likely already aware of how imperative it is for you to check the ID of every customer in order to verify they are of age before selling or serving them alcohol, but did you know there are specific types of IDs that are considered acceptable for the sale and service of alcohol? In addition, there are also some IDs that are not considered acceptable for alcohol sales and service.
Let’s take a look at what forms of identification are considered acceptable for the sale and service of alcohol in Louisiana State per the Louisiana ATC:
Our AACEA Louisiana course offers a convenient way for you to take your Louisiana Liquor License Test Online and receive a Responsible Vendor permit so you can legally sell and serve alcohol in Louisiana state!
Before you take the course, you may be wondering what your legal responsibilities are as a bartender or alcohol server or seller in Louisiana State.
The two MOST IMPORTANT responsibilities you have are:
- Ensuring customers are not intoxicated before selling or serving them alcohol ANDalso not serving customers alcohol to the point of intoxication.
- Ensuring customers are 21 years of age or older before selling or serving them alcohol
If you are planning to open up a restaurant or bar in Louisiana State, you may want to learn about Louisiana Alcohol Laws and requirements in order to keep yourself out of trouble! One way to do this is to complete a Louisiana ATC approved LA Responsible Vendor Course – which is required for all employees who interact with customers who purchase or consume alcoholic beverages.
If you are curious about what type of Liquor Permit you’re going to need for your establishment, we have provided some helpful information for you below:
If you will be opening/managing a restaurant, you will probably need a Class AR (Restaurant) Permit, and will need to fulfill the below requirements:
- Your establishment’s primary function must be to take food orders and serve food, though alcohol can be served in combination with food
- More than 50% of your establishment’s total average monthly revenue must come from a combination of food and nonalcoholic beverages
- Your establishment must serve food at all times while in operation
- Your establishment must maintain separate sales figures for alcohol beverages
- Your establishment must operate a fully equipped kitchen
- Your establishment must have a public habitable floor area of no less than 500 square feet
If you have already completed your Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program and received a Louisiana Bar Card, you should have learned about various Louisiana Alcohol Laws including how The Implied Consent Law works in Louisiana State and what it means for people who choose to drink and drive + how it applies to you as someone who works in the hospitality industry. If you’ve forgotten or need a little refresher, we encourage you to continue reading! If you would rather wait to learn about this until you take the Louisiana Responsible Vendor course you are welcome to do that too!
So what is this Implied Consent Law all about? We’ll break it down for you. In Louisiana State, if you are lawfully arrested by a police officer who has reason to believe you have been driving a vehicle, boat, train, etc., while legally intoxicated then you automatically consent to taking a blood, breath, or urine test to determine your BAC. In addition, the police officer who arrests you gets to choose which test you take, and the test has to be taken ASAP from the time you were found driving while intoxicated.
Don't remember consenting to this law? The Implied Consent Law is actually something you agreed to when you applied for a license, and it applies whether you realized you were giving your consent or not... this law is "implied"after all!
New Orleans is famous for numerous cultural wonders, including its alluring architecture, fluffy & mouthwateringly delicious beignets (seriously, those powdered pillowy doughnuts are downright dreamy), scrumptious Cajun and Creole fare, and killer Mardi Gras celebrations.
Considering New Orleans’s booze-swamped Bourbon Street and infamous party scene, it may not come as a surprise that New Orleans has some of its very own special alcohol laws. We have highlighted some of these must-know laws for you below!
What are the legal hours for alcohol sales and service in New Orleans?
Every time of the day, 24/7… yeehaw!
Can I drink alcohol in public in New Orleans?
Yes, but only in the French Quarter
How old do I need to be in New Orleans to drink alcohol?
21The only exceptions to this rule are if alcohol is being consumed for an established religious purpose, if a parent, spouse, or legal guardian purchased the alcohol for their children or spouse, or for medical purposes.
How old do I need to be in New Orleans to enter a bar?
AACEA is happy to provide our Louisiana Responsible Vendor Online Class for Alcohol and Tobacco Sellers and Servers in the state of Louisiana!
If you’ve stumbled upon this page you are likely already aware that it is a requirement to complete an ATC approved Responsible Vendor course within 45 days of being hired as an employee who sells and/or serves alcohol and/or tobacco in Louisiana State in order to receive a Responsible Vendor Permit.
Before you get started, you may be wondering what our Louisiana Responsible Vendor Online Class is all about and what you will be learning. We welcome you to take a look at the below sneak peek if you would like to be mentally prepared before you begin the course!
AACEA Louisiana Responsible Vendor Course Outline – What you will learn:
1) An Overview and History of the Louisiana Responsible Vendor Program
- When the Responsible Vendor Program was enacted
- Who is required to have a Responsible Vendor Permit
- General Responsible Vendor Permit information
- Objectives of Responsible Vendor Program
- Your obligations as a server
Louisiana State now allows customers to use digital IDs to purchase alcoholic beverages in place of physical ID cards. This means that bartenders, waitstaff, and store clerks who sell or serve alcohol and who have a Louisiana Bar Card need to be properly trained on how to check a digital ID before a customer presents one!
If you’re hoping to receive an in-depth training on Louisiana Alcohol Serving and Selling laws and/or need to receive your Louisiana Bar Card, we recommend checking out an ATC approved Louisiana Liquor License Course
Here is what you need to know about checking digital IDs:
If you are an alcohol server (or seller) in Louisiana State, or if you are planning to become one, it will be helpful for you to be aware of Louisiana State Driver’s License security features in order to effectively check your customers’ IDs!
If you’re hoping to become more knowledgeable about Louisiana Alcohol Laws in general or need to take a Louisiana ATC approved Responsible Vendor training course to receive a Louisiana Bar Card, we recommend checking out our LA ATC Approved Online RV Training Course. Our mission is to provide you with valuable information to help you become the best alcohol server possible in the most entertaining way possible!
Liquor License holders in Louisiana State are responsible for managing the activities within their establishments and are required to maintain a safe and lawful environment for its patrons. This includes ensuring there are no drug-related transactions or activities happening on the premises at any time. We’ve provided some tips and tricks for effectively managing a drug-free environment at your establishment below!
Additionally, if you’re hoping to become more knowledgeable about Louisiana Alcohol Laws in general or need to complete a Louisiana ATC approved Responsible Vendor training course to receive a Louisiana Bar Card, we recommend checking out a Louisiana Alcohol Server Training Course.