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BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Alcohol and the Law


The Sale and Service of Liquor

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You may only serve liquor during the hours listed on the licence or authorization.


You must ensure that all patrons leave your liquor-primary establishment (bars) within 30 minutes of completing the liquor service, and you may not allow patrons to enter outside of the permitted hours for liquor service.


You must remove liquor, drinks and glassware in food primary establishments or at catered events within 30 minutes of the end of liquor service.