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Yes, you are subject to suit in such situations. However, the degree that you can be held liable depends on the level of negligence of the other person, and also potentially the level of negligence of the Bar.
Of course the person who falls would need to prove that you had a degree of negligence in setting up the equipment. That is that you set it up in such a way that a trip and fall would be at least somewhat likely.
California follows what is called a Pure Comparative Fault Rule. Under this rule an injured party may recover even if he is 99 percent at fault. However his recovery would be reduced by the percentage the injured party is determined to be at fault.
Additionally, the Bar may also have a portion of liability. Generally, the Bar owner will have liability insurance against falls. Since the Bar has the deeper pocket the person who falls is more likely to pursue the bar owner.
Nevertheless, you may wish to look into insurance to cover your own potential liability.
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