Cocktails-to-go a possibility

You may be able to bring home an Old Fashioned with your curbside pick-up in Wisconsin. The state Assembly approved a measure earlier this week that would allow bars and restaurants to sell cocktails and glasses of wine to go. Bar and restaurant owners across the state have been asking for such a measure to be passed because patrons have spent less time inside their establishments and the drinks carry a higher profit margin. The drinks would have to be served in a tamper-evident seal and sold for pick-up only. Brick Lot Pub and Crate owner Wendy Carter says they have begun looking into what would need to be done to make it a reality for her businesses.

Similarly, Carter says the City of Sturgeon Bay’s decision to allow for open containers in the downtown business district has created a fun and casual atmosphere for patrons while also being beneficial for businesses. The bill heads to the state Senate as Wisconsin looks to become one of more than 30 states to allow the practice.


Picture courtesy of Brick Lot Pub

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