MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bars and restaurants in Wisconsin can now sell cocktails to go.
Gov. Tony Evers signed the bill into law Friday, just before happy hour. The bill won bipartisan approval in the Legislature.
It allows for mixed drinks and glasses of wine to be sold to go as long as they have tamper-evident seals. It takes effect immediately.
The drinks could be sold for pickup only, not delivery. More than 30 states have similar laws.
ORIGINAL: Cocktails to go would be legal in Wisconsin under bill
WEDNESDAY 3/26/2021 5:12 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Bars and restaurants could sell cocktails and glasses of wine to go under a bill up for a vote in the state Assembly.
The bipartisan measure up on Wednesday has been pushed by bar and restaurant owners since the pandemic began as another way for struggling businesses to attract customers.
Bars and restaurants also have a higher profit margin on alcohol sales than food.
Under the bill, any Class B alcohol license holder could sell mixed drinks and wine by the glass to go with a “tamper-evident” seal.
The drinks could be sold for pickup only, not delivery.
More than 30 states have similar laws.