Insurance Marketplace for Bartenders

Protect Your Bartending Business

Liquor liability insurance protects bartenders against lawsuits, legal claims, and damages stemming from the service of beer, wine, or liquor. Examples of claims related to liquor liability are:

  • Property damage caused by an intoxicated patron
  • Accidents involving someone who was served alcohol by you
  • A fight between patrons sent a patron to the hospital

Don’t let claims related to your alcohol service drain your financial resources. Pick your liquor liability insurance coverage with Canopy.

Why Bartenders Should Carry Liquor Liability Insurance

  • Bartenders may face some liability risks unique to bartenders such as liability for serving alcohol to somebody who is already inebriated.
  • Liquor liability insurance gives you a layer of defense against claims stemming from your service of alcohol
  • Financial peace of mind
  • Ability to pay legal costs for defenses, even in cases where you may not be negligent.


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Liquor Liability Claims That Bartenders Have Faced

A patron was served three beers and three shots of whiskey by an untrained bartender over the course of 3 hours. He then stopped at an attached liquor store where he purchased a ½ pint of whiskey. Upon leaving, the patron drove only 500 feet before colliding head-on with a one passenger vehicle. Both drivers were seriously injured. The case settled for $200,000 with expense costs paid of $19,400.
A woman and her boyfriend went to a bowling alley and consumed three pitchers of beer served by the bartender. The boyfriend left the bar after an argument and his vehicle hit a construction worker who was putting cones on the highway. The construction worker suffered severe injuries and brought a lawsuit against the bowling alley for negligent service. The claim settled for $200,000 and expense costs totaled $15,000.
A woman was served 11 or 12 drinks by the bartender. She struck a 22-year-old student who died from her injuries. The student's family sued and won a $900,000 settlement with an additional $63,000 in incurred expenses.
Questions about Liquor Liability Insurance

Choosing the right insurance is critical. You can’t afford gaps in your coverage that could put you out of business.

What Is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Liquor liability insurance can protect your business from lawsuits that stem from selling, serving, or furnishing alcoholic beverages. Visit our liquor liability partner, FLIP, to complete their online application and purchase today.

Do I Need Liquor Liability Insurance?

Yes. Liquor liability insurance is essential for those in the business of manufacturing, selling, serving, or furnishing alcoholic beverages. It is designed to protect your financial assets if you were to be sued as a result of your liquor service. You could be held liable for claims that include injuries, illnesses, or damages arising from your service of alcohol to a patron. Visit our liquor liability partner, FLIP, to complete their online application and purchase today.

Why Should You Carry Liquor Liability Insurance?
  • Your state has "Dram Shop Laws" and you are mandated by law to carry this form of coverage.

  • Your state does not have "Dram Shop Laws" but your business could still be on the hook for a liquor liability claim.

  • You serve alcohol in the course of your daily business operations.

  • Visit our liquor liability partner, FLIP, to complete their online application and purchase today.
How Much Is Liquor Liability Insurance?

A basic liquor liability insurance policy starts at $99 for 1-3 day coverage. Annual policies are also available starting at $199. An active general liability policy is required in order to purchase a liquor liability policy. Visit our liquor liability partner, FLIP, to complete their online application and purchase today.

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