Las Vegas Law Allowing Alcohol Delivery Goes into Effect on Sunday – Delivery Drivers Must Visit the TAM Office to Get Their Mandatory TAM Cards

Las Vegas restaurants and convenience stores can now use third-party delivery services like Postmates and Uber Eats to deliver alcohol to their customers. The new law takes effect on Sunday, January 30, 2021. Businesses struggling under the strain of COVID restrictions will now have another avenue to boost revenues. Restaurants and bars can use this change to enhance their menus. For example, providing unique cocktail options that set them apart from liquor stores.

Are you planning to offer alcohol liquor delivery service from your business? Make sure you know all of the rules.

  1. The law states that all delivery drivers MUST complete mandatory alcohol awareness training and get their TAM Card®. Drivers will be responsible for checking ID’s for age and verifying addresses upon delivery.
  2. The only place to get a real TAM Card® is www.tamnevada.com.  
  3. Delivery drivers must be 21 years or age or older.
  4. Delivery to hotels and casinos is not allowed.

If you’re a delivery driver and still need to get your TAM Card, you still have time! The official alcohol awareness course is available online 24/7 at www.tamnevada.com. After you complete your online training, visit the TAM® of Nevada office at 2310 Paseo Del Prado, A106, Las Vegas, NV 89102 to pick up your official TAM Card.

The only official TAM office in Las Vegas is open for business six days a week to issue TAM Cards. Our business hours are 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am-12:30pm on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you soon

Official TAM Card® Classes in Mesquite – 2021 Dates

Great news, Mesquite! We are returning to Mesquite each month to bring you the only official TAM Card classes in Nevada. Alcohol awareness classes and exam proctoring will be offered on the third Wednesday of each month.

2021 Classroom Dates:

  • January 20th
  • February 17th
  • March 17th
  • April 21st
  • May 19th
  • June 16th
  • July 21st
  • August 18th
  • September 15th
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

Please join us at the Virgin River Hotel & Casino located at 100 E. Pioneer Boulevard. Class will be held in the River Room at 8:30am. For students who have already completed the official online course, please arrive at 11:00 am for a short final exam.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at [email protected] or (702) 545-6664 and we’ll be happy to help. You may visit the TAM Card Classroom Course page on the website to learn more about class dates, times, and pricing.

We look forward to seeing you in Mesquite in 2021.

Alcohol Awareness in the Time of COVID: New Rules for Curbside To-Go Alcohol Sales

takeout curbside alcoholWe’ve gotten a lot questions from our students about the new rules for restaurants selling beer and wine to-go during the pandemic. As the COVID situation continues to evolve, some Nevada communities are allowing some temporary exceptions to their alcohol sales rules.

The Clark County Department of Business License has released a helpful guide with details that should be reviewed by all alcohol sales professionals. Here is a summary are the main points you should know:

  1. Clark County, the City of Las Vegas, and Henderson all have different rules for curbside alcohol sales. Make sure to visit the link above and read the rules for your jurisdiction.
  2. Businesses may need to apply for temporary licenses to offer alcohol to-go.
  3. In Clark County: Businesses can offer beer and wine on curbside to-go orders, but those orders must also include food. They may not sell hard liquor, or mixed drinks. Delivery services including Door Dash and Uber Eats are prohibited from delivering alcohol.
  4. In Las Vegas: Any alcohol sold must be in the sealed manufacturers’ container. That means no mixed drinks or house-blended beverages like sangria. A business can only sell the types of alcohol they are already licensed for. For example, a beer and wine licensee can only offer beer and wine with their to-go orders. They would not be permitted to sell hard liquor.
  5. In Henderson: Businesses can offer beer and wine on curbside to-go orders, but the order must also include food.
  6. Alcohol Awareness Cards: TAM Cards® are still required for ALL sellers and servers of alcoholic beverages. This program has not been suspended. If you or your employees are responsible for making curbside to-go sales of alcoholic beverages, ensure you have a valid TAM Card or else you could face penalties. Official TAM Cards can be obtained from TAM of Nevada.

Remember, these rules are temporary. Businesses should communicate with licensing authorities in their jurisdiction to make sure they are in compliance.

Alcohol sales professionals should continue to use the Techniques of Alcohol Management when they make curbside to-go alcohol sales. The same rules you learn in your TAM training still apply.

  • Always check for valid I.D. before making a sale.
  • You should not make a sale to someone who is visibly intoxicated. This is double as important when selling alcoholic beverages to someone who is immediately going to get back in their car and drive away.

If you have questions about getting a new TAM Card or renewing an existing TAM Card, you may contact us at [email protected]. The official TAM course is always available 24/7 at www.tamnevada.com.

Announcement: Masks now required for all customers

TAMCardofficeAnnouncement: Beginning Friday June 26th, the TAM® of Nevada office will require all customers to wear a mask when visiting our office. This policy is in place to comply with Governor Sisolak’s order requiring face coverings in public.

Please wear your mask when picking up your TAM Card. In addition to this added protection, we’ll still be practicing other social distancing measures. We will continue to keep 2 meters of space between customers and offer hand sanitizer at the door.

If you visit our office without a mask, masks will be available for purchase at our reception desk at a cost of $1. Proceeds from mask sales will be donated to a local charity.

We look forward to seeing you soon! Our regular business hours are 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Friday and 9:00am-12:30pm on Saturday.