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In North Carolina, are children allowed to sit or eat at the bar in a restaurant?

Paul Stephen
StarNews

If these women had children, the kids could sit at the restaurant bar with them. Photos.com

North Carolina ALE (Alcohol Law Enforcement) Agent D.J. Hales said there aren’t any regulations on the minimum age at which a person can sit at a bar. Owners may, however, choose to institute their own policies barring customers under an age of their choosing.

There is one caveat to the rule though. Hales says that if a parent writes a letter to a bar owner requesting their child (under 18) be barred from the premises, the owner can be charged with a crime if they fail to honor that request.

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One Response to “ In North Carolina, are children allowed to sit or eat at the bar in a restaurant?”

  1. On June 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm Will Wallace wrote:

    Sad but true. Explains things I’ve seen locally. Personally, I think this should not be legal.