Nevada law does permit the consumption of alcohol by minors under certain circumstances. With regard to alcohol consumption, a "minor" is defined by Nevada law as a person under the age of 21.
Keep in mind that a minor may never purchase alcohol. Only a person over the age of 21 may purchase alcohol.
A minor may consume alcohol under the following circumstances:
- If part of an established religious purpose (ie, drinking wine at a Roman Catholic mass)
- If given to them by their parent, who must be 21 years old, while in the presense of their parent, on private non-commercial property.
Note that Nevada's civil immunity statute (NRS 41.1305) does not apply if the persons served alcohol are under the age of 21.
Please see NRS 202.020(5) for exemptions permitted by law on consumption of alcohol by minors.