To Go/Carryout Alcohol Sales Guidance

Wednesday, May 20, 2021 OFFICE: 615-741-7628 Alcohol Carryout Sales Guidance Information Related to Recent Legislation Public Chapter 451 extends the ability granted during the pandemic for some businesses to make carryout sales of alcohol for an additional two years. The guidelines under the new legislation vary from prior Executive Orders and businesses are encouraged to […]

Tennessee Alcohol Server Permit Requirements

TENNESSEE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION IMPORTANT RULES AND REGULATIONS TENNESSEE ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY ACT OF 1995 AND THE SERVER PERMIT PROCESS The Alcohol Server Responsibility Act of 1995 requires anyone serving liquor by the drink to successfully complete an alcohol awareness class certified by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. The primary legislative purpose of the Alcohol Server […]

RLPS – Online Application Guide for TABC Server Permit

 RLPS Application Guide for TABC Server Permit https://rlps.abc.tn.gov/citizenaccess/ If you do not have an account, you must register – Click on New Users: Register for an Account (located under the password box). Follow the instructions to create an account.  You must log in after creating the account, the site does not log you in automatically […]

2021 TABC Law Changes

Each year, the General Assembly makes various changes to laws impacting the alcoholic beverage industry. Below, you will find several bullet point summaries of provisions found in this year’s passed legislation. For your convenience, there is a clickable link to each new law.    

Carding confusion: Some locals unsure of laws for ordering drinks

By Chloé Morrison – Published on July 20, 2015   Most people know the drill: Anyone who wants an adult beverage at a local bar or restaurant will likely be required to show proper identification to prove they are at least 21 years old, which is the legal drinking age. Local establishments are required to […]

Repeat DUI offenders: Can they be stopped?

At first glance, Ronald Lewallen’s six-year prison sentence for drunken driving may appear harsh. Other East Tennessee defendants have drawn much lighter punishments. In Sevierville, for example, a man who was drunk when he killed a high school baseball coach during a 2008 crash received no prison time — only probation. But climbing behind the […]

Bartender Guilty After Guy Downs 56 Shots, Dies

A bartender in France has been handed a four-month suspended sentence for manslaughter after a patron fatally threw back 56 shots to break his bar’s record, AFP reports. Renaud Prudhomme, 56—and weighing 260 pounds, per the Local—was helped home from Starter bar in Clermont-Ferrand last October after the drinking competition. Emergency services were called for Prudhomme […]