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.
Date posted: March 25, 2013
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