What Is the Drinking Age in Texas?

What Is the Drinking Age in Texas?

According to the City of Austin, the drinking age in Texas is 21. Before buying alcohol in a store, bar or restaurant, customers are often asked to show photo ID with proof of age.

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission states that it is a misdemeanor in Texas for minors to drink or buy alcohol, to be publicly intoxicated or to use false identification to purchase alcohol. If convicted, possible penalties include a fine, community service, suspension of driver's license or an alcohol awareness class. A third offense is punishable by up to six months in jail. Persons selling alcohol to a minor face fines and jail time as well.