Frequently Asked Questions About Operations

Can underage children be in a bar with their parents when alcohol is being served?
There is not any state or ABC requirement. However, local ordinances may impose other restrictions.

What is the age limit to enter a club?
There is no state statute that limits entrance to a club based upon age; however, some city or county ordinances exist prohibiting entry based upon age.

Must the doors be locked after business hours?
There is not any ABC requirement; however, local ordinances may impose a separate requirement.

Can I have a public function on my licensed premise?
A drinking establishment may have a public function on the licensed premises. Class A & B Clubs may also have public functions but they must request permission from Director. In either case, no liquor may be served.

Can I serve liquor at a public function?
Yes, if you are properly licensed.

Is there a state statute against a caterer, drinking establishment or B club being next to a church?
No, but local city laws may prohibit this.

Is there a state statute against a caterer, drinking establishment or B club being next to a school?
No, but local city laws may prohibit this.

Is there a state statute against a retail liquor store being located next to a church?
Yes. A retail liquor store cannot be located within 200 feet of a church. K.S.A. 41-710(c)(1)

Is there a state statute against a retail liquor store being located next to a school?
Yes. A retail liquor store cannot be located within 200 feet of a school. K.S.A. 41-710(c)(1)

Can a person, who is on parole, have a drink in a bar?
There is no provision within the Liquor Control Act prohibiting parolees from drinking in a bar. The individual's parole conditions may impose other prohibitions.

Can patrons order more than one drink for themselves?
Yes.

Do licensees have to pay tax on a drink that he or she consumes?
Yes.

Can a private party be held in a business after hours in which liquor is served?
A private party may be held on a licensed premise after it closes to the public; but absolutely no alcoholic beverages may be served, sold, possessed or consumed on the premises except during the legal hours for operation of 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., regardless of whether the premises are open to the public or being used for a private party.

Can liquor be sold at a street dance?
Only if it is licensed by a temporary permit.

Where can a licensee purchase liquor?
Inventory may only be purchased from a retail liquor store, which has a federal wholesale liquor license or from a licensed distributor. The retail liquor store, which provides the liquor, must be in the same or adjacent county as the club or drinking establishment.

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