Quick Tips for Serving Alcohol Responsibly If you serve alcohol at your establishment, it’s important that you take the time to make sure that you have responsible serving practices. Putting these practices in place will help to protect both you and your customers, and it will help to ensure that everybody has a good time. Here are some important tips to keep in mind: Always check customers’ IDs. The most important rule to put in place is to have your serving staff always check all customers’ IDs, even if they look older than 21. This rule won’t inconvenience customers—checking IDs takes only a few seconds—and it will help to ensure that you never serve alcohol to an underaged person. Make it clear that customers who are buying drinks for more than one person need to show the IDs of every person who will be drinking. Know when to cut off customers. It’s important to be alert to the signs that a customer has had enough alcohol and shouldn’t be sold any more drinks. These signs may include slurred speech, unsteady walking, or even an inability to sit up straight in their seat. In order to avoid selling alcohol to a customer when it might cause harm, your staff needs to monitor customers so they’ll know when it’s time to cut them off. Be ready to call a cab. What happens when, despite your staff’s best efforts, a customer has clearly had too much alcohol to be able to drive home safely? To avoid putting anyone in a dangerous situation, you should have the number of a taxi service within easy reach at your establishment. It’s always better to call a cab for someone than to let them drive while intoxicated. B & K Distributing Inc. has been a dependable beer distributor in Northwest Colorado for more than four decades. They are a family-owned business based in Steamboat Springs, CO, and they are always available to answer questions about their products or distribution services. If you would like to learn more, you can contact them directly at (970) 879-1906.