March 25, 2020
Governor Evers issued an Executive Order requiring all non-essential businesses to close. The order takes effect 8.00 am March 25th through April 24th or until the Governor lifts the order. The new order allows taverns/restaurants to continue to offer food to be delivered or picked up. The new order also allows a tavern without a food license to sell liquor to go in the original unopened package. It is not legal to sell individual drinks to go like an old fashioned or margarita. Below is the language directly from the Governor’s order in addition to a link to the entire Executive Order.
e. Bars. This includes breweries, brewpubs, wineries, distilleries, and alcohol beverage retailers. Such establishments shall close, except as follows:
- Carryout sales of alcohol beverages and food are allowed, if permitted by state law and municipal ordinance.
- Delivery of alcohol beverages to retail customers is prohibited.
- Wineries holding direct wine shippers' permits may make deliveries of wine in accordance with their permit.
- Customers may enter the above establishments only for the purpose of ordering, pick up, and paying for food or beverage or both.
- No seating may be provided.
- Food and drink may not be consumed on premises, either indoors or outdoors.
- Establishments shall meet Social Distancing Requirements between all individuals on the premises to the extent possible.
- Self-service operations of salad bars, beverage stations, and buffets are prohibited.
- Customers are prohibited from self-dispensing any unpackaged food or beverage