In Kentucky, you can take our online training to obtain your state specific Responsible Serving of Alcohol certification. Check with local authorities to find out if server certification can be obtained online in your county.

The minimum age to sell alcohol in Kentucky is 20 / 18 for beer (with supervision). The minimum age to serve alcohol in Kentucky is 20. Kentucky bartender licensing regulations

The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

The agency that handles Kentucky liquor licensing and/or bartender licensing rules and regulations in Kentucky is The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

. The contact information for The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

is listed below. You can contact them to verify that online server certification (bartender license) can be obtained in Kentucky. We have also listed that information where applicable.

The Kentucky Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control


Telephone: (502) 564-4850
Website: http://abc.ky.gov/

Bartending regulations for sellers and servers in Kentucky
  • KY Dram Shop Laws: Yes
  • KY Happy Hour Laws: Kentucky has not passed any particular Happy Hour Laws. But, Kentucky does have a few restrictions regarding the discounted sale of alcoholic beverages. You may NOT: Serve free or complimentary drinks. Serve or sell to intoxicated or apparently intoxicated individuals. Serve or sell alcoholic beverages at any time on an election day while the polls are open. Offer or give anything of value as a premium, gift, or prize for any purpose in connection with the sale of an alcoholic beverage. You may: offer a food and drink combination for a special price.