United States (50 states)

Drinking age in

United States
(50 states)


See below for more details on drinking age and alcohol purchase age in

United States
(50 states)

This is not legal advice. Check with local law enforcement what is the legal drinking age BEFORE drinking or purchasing alcohol while in the country.

More information:

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Alcohol Purchase Age

On Premise 21
Off Premise No Information

Alcohol Drinking Age

In Private Varies by state
In Public No Information

Legal details

If at any point in the page above you find “No information” it means there is no specific mention in the legislation, but you still need to ask local law enforcement before drinking in .

Some states do not allow those under the legal drinking age to be present in liquor stores or in bars (usually, the difference between a bar and a restaurant is that food is served only in the latter). Contrary to popular belief, only a few states prohibit minors and young adults from consuming alcohol in private settings. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism maintains a database that details state-level regulations on consumption and sale age limits. See also: Minor in Possession and List of alcohol laws of the United States

You can find more legal details and links here:Wikipedia Legal Drinking Age