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Do I need an On-Premise or Off-Premise BASSET Card?

February 10, 2022
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At BASSET On The Fly, whether you need On-Premise or Off-Premise, we’ve got you covered! But a lot of customers aren’t sure which one they need.


What Does “Premise” Mean?

“Premise” refers to the term “premises,” as in “place of business.” Under Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) rules, it means “the place or location where alcoholic beverages are manufactured, stored, displayed, or offered for sale or where drinks containing alcoholic beverages are mixed, concocted and served for consumption.” (Title 11, Chapter 1, Section 100.10)


It’s All About Location of Consumption

For BASSET purposes, whether you need On-Premise or Off-Premise depends on where the alcohol you are selling will be consumed – on the premises (On-Premise), or off the premises (Off-Premise). You are either certified to sell alcohol that will be consumed right there at the place of business where you are selling it (On-Premise), or you are certified to sell alcohol that will be taken elsewhere to be consumed (Off-Premise). Or, you are certified to do both.

Bars and restaurants are common examples of “On-Premise” establishments because their customers are consuming the alcohol on the premises of the bar or restaurant. Conversely, grocery stores, convenience stores, and liquor stores are common examples of “Off-Premise” establishments because their customers are taking the alcohol away to consume it elsewhwere.

If you aren’t sure which type of certification you need, the best thing to do is check with your employer. If you don’t yet have an employer, the best thing you can do is get both, and you’ll be covered no matter what. And, of course, we’re always here if you have questions, so feel free to email us anytime.

If you select the course you need, then later realize you accidentally selected the wrong course, no worries! As long as you haven’t completed the course, we’ll be glad to switch courses for you and let you start over. Just drop us an email.


We’ve Got You Covered at BASSET On The Fly

Whether you need an On-Premise or Off-Premise BASSET card for selling or serving alcohol in Illinois, we’ve got you covered. And perhaps the biggest thing that sets us apart is that BASSET On The Fly was created by a veteran of the restaurant industry, so you’ll be trained by someone who has truly been in your shoes. Our online BASSET certification course is super fast, user-friendly, and just $12.99. Sign up today!

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