LCB to review rules regarding entertainers

On Wednesday, the Liquor Control Board approved a request to review WAC 314-11-015(3)(d).

This rule is in regards to entertainers or performers such as comedians or musical acts, etc., consuming alcohol. Under this WAC, those providing entertainment in licensed establishments are considered employees, and therefore are prohibited from consuming alcohol.

This WAC is being reviewed, after a licensee was cited in violation of violating this law after a comedian, performing for an audience in his establishment, consumed alcohol.

Stakeholders will now be able to participate in this process and review the rules regarding performers consuming alcohol or being defined as an “employee” for the purposes of enforcement of this WAC. If you would like to participate, please contact Julia Clark at