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BARS OR TAVERNS — not restaurants


This classification applies to each separate and distinct bar, tavern, lounge or nightclub that operates under license types 42, 48 or 61 issued by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and that prepares, pours and serves alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer and spirits. Based on licensing specifications, employers may but are not required to prepare or serve food, and minors are not allowed to enter or remain on the premises.

This classification also applies to each beer tasting room or taproom location that operates under a license issued by the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

This classification includes musicians and entertainers employed by the bar or tavern.

The production of beer or similarly brewed beverages, including but not limited to ale, lager, porter, stout and malt liquor shall be separately classified as 2121, Breweries.

The production of distilled spirits, including but not limited to vodka, rum, whiskey, brandy, tequila and liqueurs shall be separately classified as 2142(2), Distilling.

Tasting rooms in connection with wine, sparkling wine or alcoholic cider production shall be classified as 8060, Stores – wine, beer or spirits – retail.

Restaurants shall be assigned to the applicable Food and Beverage Service Industry Group classification.

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