Are you under 21 and wondering if you can sit at a bar in Florida? The good news is that there is no law that prohibits minors from sitting in a bar while they are not consuming alcohol. However, the restaurant itself may have a policy that states that no, children under 21 can sit in the bar. At the Button, the highest number of children in the bar at one time has been 12, said general manager Bob Gore. Several bars that cater to the spring break crowds have been admitting 18 and 19 year olds since the beginning of the month.
Surprised during a tour of the Fort Lauderdale Strip on Wednesday night to discover that some bars allowed minors, authorities reviewed the regulations on Thursday and found no legal prohibitions. This means that beachfront bars aren't breaking the law by admitting customers under 21 as long as they don't serve them alcoholic beverages. However, authorities said that the lack of age limits for admission to bar associations was a legal oversight that needed to be remedied. So while minors are allowed to sit in bars in Florida, it is important to remember that they are not allowed to consume alcohol.