New law means you must be 21 or over to enter Georgia bars

Starting July 1, you must be 21 or over to drink in certain Georgia bars. (Jon Shapley/AP photo)

Starting July 1, 2016, you must be 21 or over to drink in certain Georgia bars. (Jon Shapley/AP photo)

Those under 21 are persona non grata at certain Georgia bars beginning today, July 1, 2016.

The change is the result of a bill passed last year by the Senate and signed by Gov. Nathan Deal that and

According to figures compiled by the Georgia Restaurant Association, approximately 11,700 businesses hold on-premises alcohol consumption licenses. Of those, only 1,962 are bars, clubs or taverns that would be subject to the new law.

Entertainment facilities that have liquor licenses are exempted from the changes. Those establishments can still allow entrance to people under 21 years of age.

AJC reporter Aaron Gould Sheinin contributed to this report.

 

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