Welcome to The Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association

The Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association is dedicated to promoting the profitability of New York’s on-premise alcohol beverage licensees. For more than 70 years we’ve been working to improve conditions for our industry. We are the foremost advocates of the on-premise beverage alcohol industry, involved in advancing the interests, businesses, image, and future of our industry.

In addition to our role as an advocate for restaurants and taverns, we also provide money saving benefits and services for our members. Our member benefit programs include credit card processing, disability insurance, energy, fire liability insurance, health insurance, music licensing, payroll processing, security systems, telephone services, training, and workers’ compensation insurance.

Membership in the association is open to any business in the hospitality industry. Our membership includes restaurants, bars, taverns, clubs, caterers, hotels, motels, inns, bowling centers, golf courses, ski centers, and resorts. Employees of hospitality industry businesses may join as an associate member and take advantage of our benefits and services. Suppliers to the hospitality industry may join the association as corporate associate members.

Join Now!

You may join the association now with your credit card or PayPal account by selecting the appropriate membership category on our Membership Page.  You may also download our membership application and fax or mail the application to our office. Or you may call our office toll-free at 877-436-8121 and join by phone with your credit card payment.

ESRTA Virtual University

The Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association’s Virtual University is our online training center. Restaurant and Tavern owners and employees can take advantage of this great resource by taking classes in a variety of subjects such as Food Safety, Alcohol Laws and Regulations, Human Resources, and Tobacco Laws and Regulations.

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The Empire State Restaurant & Tavern Association’s advocacy program is designed to improve business conditions for our members and to enable them to maintain their contributions to the state’s economy.

We are actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect your busine

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Business Resource Center

Whether your company is interested in increasing profits, employee training, learning about laws and regulations, licensing, professional referral, or just some good advice, we’re here to help.

Select from the our series of programs to find out how the Hospitality Business Resource Center can assist you.

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Member Benefits

Members enjoy many benefits designed to save money and improve the bottom line, such as credit card processing, insurance benefits, payroll processing, and website design.

Visit our Membership Benefits section for more information.

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