Is it legal to buy your minor child a beer in a bar in Ohio? (It is)

Is it legal to buy your minor child a beer in a bar in Ohio? (It is)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Ohio has a couple of strange laws on the books when it comes to alcohol.

One involves drinking with your child in a bar the other involves Santa Claus.

Alcohol laws and rules are enforced by the Ohio Department of Commerce, Liquor Control.

Buying your child alcohol: legal

Whether this is a good idea or not is up to each parent.

Confirmed by the Division of Liquor Control it is legal to buy your underage child alcohol in a bar or restaurant which is spelled out in the Ohio Revised Code.

This law states it is legal for a physician, for religious reasons and for a parent to buy or provide alcohol to a minor. It's also legal for a spouse who is of age to buy alcohol for their husband or wife who isn't of age.

What's important to note is any bar or restaurant that holds a liquor license can refuse to sever anyone. Some bars and restaurants have policies, and they are within their rights, not to serve a minor that would fall into the above conditions.

Ho! Ho! No, no!

When it comes to the advertising of alcohol there's a whole list of do's and don'ts in the Ohio Revised Code.

For example:

This law doesn't want children associating Santa with alcohol and decide to start drinking.

But not included are things like cartoons or animals in the advertising of alcohol.

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