Bar Services


Serving alcohol at your on-campus event

Our professional and certified bar service staff is committed to providing an enjoyable experience for your guests. This commitment includes ensuring safety and responsibility in the serving of alcohol on campus.

How to request bar services

  1. All requests begin by completing the Request for Dalhousie Bar Services Form [PDF]. This form provides us with details about your event including date, time, location, type of event, expected number of attendees, in addition to any required documents.

  2. Review the requirements by group (below) and complete any additional forms that may be required for your request.

  3. Email all completed forms to barservices@dal.ca.

  4. You will receive a response confirming receipt of your request within 24 hours; however, the process can take up to 10 days, so please consider this in your planning. Requests are dependent on the nature of your relationship with the university and the amount of support requested for your event.

Requirements for groups requesting bar services

  • All alcohol served at events on Dalhousie campuses must be purchased through Dalhousie Bar Services. You are not permitted to purchase your own alcohol for events.
  • Only societies that have been ratified through the DSU can serve alcohol at events.
  • Please carefully review the requirements by group (below).

Requirements for:

Ratified Dalhousie Student Union Societies requesting full bar service

Dalhousie Bar Services provides servers

Ratified Dalhousie Student Union Societies requesting partial bar service

Society provides servers

Dalhousie Faculty/Department requesting full bar service

Dalhousie Bar Services provides servers

Dalhousie Faculty/Department requesting partial bar service

Faculty/department provides servers

Members of the general public who are hosting events on Dal campus

Full bar service required: partial serve option not available

Once your Request for Dalhousie Bar Services Form has been reviewed and approved, Dalhousie Bar Services will contact you by email and send the following documents (for requests that involve partial bar service): 

  • Dalhousie Bar Services Price List  
       -Identifies product, rental and service costs
  • Special Occasion License Application Form
       - Complete, sign and email to barservices@dal.ca.  
       - The form can take up to 10 days to process so please consider this in your event planning schedule.
       - Once your signed copy is received, Dalhousie’s License Designate will sign and share a copy with other Dal departments that need to be informed.
  • You will be notified by email when your signed license is available for pick up. Once signed by you and Dalhousie’s Alcohol Designate, this document will become your event license and must be posted/displayed during your event in a visible area. At this time, you will also receive information regarding alcohol product pick up. 


Questions?

Please contact barservices@dal.ca with questions about the information mentioned above or Dalhousie’s licensed establishments (the Arts Centre, Grawood or T-room).