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Can a minor sit at my bar if food is served in the state of

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Can a minor sit at my bar if food is served in the state of California? I have been told by an abc official that is up to me as the owner..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Zoey_ JD replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Yes, he can. The ABC official answered you correctly. According to question #79 on the FAQ page of the California ABC's website:

"There are no restrictions regarding minors entering or remaining on premises licensed for off-sale of alcoholic beverages or premises licensed and maintained and operated as a bona fide public eating place."

California law prohibits a minor from entering and remaining on premises where