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Bar Insurance

Bars and taverns require unique insurance needs, but fortunately, bar insurance is available to help you comply with local laws regulating insurance needs for such establishments, and to help if you need reimbursement after some unexpected costs.

Bar Insurance Policy Features

Most forms of Bar Insurance are actually a combination of four important policies:

  • Business Owner's PolicyThe Business Owner's Policy (BOP) bundles together several policies, including general liability coverage and property insurance. If rowdy patrons are breaking glasses, or people are suing because they fell after having a little too much to drink, this is the policy that will help.
  • Liquor Liability Insurance—If you sell alcohol to someone who's already intoxicated, you're partly responsible for what they do, and you could be held liable for any damage they cause. That's not our opinion; many states have written this provision into law and require bars and taverns to have liquor liability insurance before opening up for business.
  • Umbrella Coverage—The Business Owner's Policy provides the main coverage for your business, but if excessive damage (or a court-ordered payment for damages, in the case of a lawsuit) is involved, umbrella coverage can reimburse you for claims that would normally be difficult or impossible to pay.
  • Worker's Compensation—Finally, the last major part of bar insurance is worker's compensation; in an industry where busy bartenders and wait staff are moving around at high speeds while dealing with customers, the chance of someone falling and getting hurt is higher than anyone would like. This form of insurance provides funds for medical care and wages if an employee gets hurt.

Insurance requirements for bars and taverns vary widely by state, so be sure to ask our a Fitts Agency, Inc. representative for a bar insurance policy that matches your specific needs.

Our Locations

Fitts Agency, Inc.

1806 6th Street
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Main office: 205-881-2556
Fax: 205-342-3467

Merchants & Farmers

301 Prairie Ave
Eutaw, AL 35462
Main office: 205-686-6279
Fax: 205-372-0852

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Testimonials

The Fitts Agency, Inc. has been taking care of my personal and professional insurance needs for over 25 years. They have done an exceptional job to insure we are properly covered with all aspects of our complicated business insurance needs including property, automobile and equipment, bonding, life insurance, liability and specialty insurance. Their professional service follows through the claim process as well, demonstrated by the spring 2011 Tuscaloosa tornadoes and the damage we received from same. With their extensive help, excellent support staff and prompt response, we were able to get back in business with minimal wasted time. I highly recommend the Fitts Agency, Inc. for your insurance needs.

Thomas D. Jamison - President, J & P Construction Co., Inc.
We are writing this letter to document the performance of the Fitts Agency, Inc. Fitts Agency has been very instrumental in providing for all our business insurance needs. Since 2007, they have seen to our General Liability, Workman's compensation, Auto, Builder's Risk, Professional Liability and Umbrella policies. Their service is excellent; quick and accurate, and always with a friendly, helpful attitude.

Christopher L. Swain - VP Operations, Monumental Contracting Service, LLC
It's so refreshing to have an insurance agency that actually cares about their clients. I was with a "national brand" company for many years and never knew that I could have other great choices for my home and automobile insurance. These folks are great and I would recommend them to anyone wanting great rates and service.

Maggie Miller - Tuscaloosa, AL
Before the sun set on April 27 (after the devastating tornado), Forrest Fitts had a team on our roof surveying the damage. Two days later the debris was completely gone, the sheet rock was replaced - even the landscaping was repaired.

Mark and Liz Obradovich - Owners of Tuscaloosa Holiday Inn Express & Suites
When the April 27th tornado struck my business, the Fitts Agency made sure we were covered. Thank you Tim Donahue and your top-notch staff for doing just that. I could not think of a better team than the Fitts Agency, Watkins Construction Co., Inc. and FCCI Insurance to assist Spiller Furniture with disaster recovery.

Shane Spiller
We favor the Fitts Agency and any of their competitors would truly have an uphill battle to overcome prior to us ever making any notable changes. Specifically to the fact that although we will price multiple sources, we have learned that Tim and his team have been the most helpful and in the long run, equally competitive with anyone we have considered in the past 25+ years.

Mark Rettig - Vice President, AHR Metals, Inc.
Nobody could have taken care of me better than the Fitts Agency after the storm. I've been with the Fitts Agency for over twenty years - home, autos, and my business before I retired. I would never go anywhere else for my insurance.

Ernest Woodruff - Tuscaloosa, AL