Can you buy liquor before 9 am in Wisconsin?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

In Wisconsin, state law restricts the retail sale of liquor and wine between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. This means that you cannot purchase liquor or wine from retail establishments during this time period. However, it is important to note that these restrictions only apply to liquor and wine, and not to beer.

When it comes to beer, the retail sale is prohibited between the hours of midnight and 6:00 a.m. This means that you cannot buy beer from retail establishments during this time frame. It is worth mentioning that this restriction specifically applies to beer, and not to liquor or wine.

It is important to keep in mind that these restrictions are set by state law, and they apply to all retail establishments in Wisconsin. However, it is also worth noting that local municipalities have the authority to further restrict the retail sale of alcohol or even ban the issuance of retail liquor licenses altogether. This means that in some areas, there may be additional restrictions on the sale of alcohol beyond what is mandated by state law.

These restrictions on the sale of alcohol during certain hours are in place to promote responsible consumption and reduce the potential negative impacts of alcohol on communities. By limiting the availability of alcohol during late-night and early-morning hours, it is hoped that instances of excessive drinking and associated issues can be minimized.

It’s important to be aware of these restrictions and plan accordingly if you need to purchase alcohol in Wisconsin. If you find yourself needing to buy liquor or wine, you will need to do so between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. For beer, the available purchase hours are from 6:00 a.m. to midnight.

If you are unsure about the specific regulations in your local area, it is always a good idea to check with the local municipality or the retail establishment itself to ensure compliance with any additional restrictions that may be in place.

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