November 01, 2013

Alcoholic Beverage Law and Hospitality Law: Merry Times and Safe Travels

Reshard J. Alexander

“Welcome to the Texas’ Spurs bar, home of the all-you-can-eat crawfish tails and the 24-ounce margarita, where the women and men are hot and the drinks are cold. Tonight’s specials are two-for-one boneless buffalo wings, half-price pitchers of the local Armadillo craft beer, $8.95 for a bucket of beer, $5 for Jameson drinks, $8 for doubles, and white wines available by the glass!”

Whether you are an owner of a nightclub, bar, or restaurant or are simply throwing a party for a few friends at your home (or your law office) during the holiday season, this time of the year is a very exciting period for entertaining patrons and house guests. Of course, a great deal of responsibility comes with the service of alcohol to persons in your business establishment and sometimes even in your home. Irresponsible serving of alcohol can lead to loss of community reputation, hikes in insurance coverage, lawsuits, catastrophic multiple injuries, and in some cases even death.

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