Bartenders are as well. I know of a young lady who was tending bar at an upscale establishment in New Jersey who lost her job because of that. Thing is, the particular customer really wasn't obviously intoxicated but unknown to her, she was being "checked" and because she was busy and missed a couple of the signs of intoxication, she was canned. She didn't complain though. Said it was her fault and she should have known better. Oh, it was the first offense too. At that establishment I guess they didn't have second chances.