Wisconsin Alcohol Laws and Information

Serving Alcohol Inc certification course (also known as a Wisconsin Bartending License) is regulated by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement division

Wisconsin alcohol age to sell or serve

  • Age to consume: 21
  • Age to serve: 18
  • Age to sell (retail): 18
  • Age to pour: 18

What time can you buy alcohol in Wisconsin?

  • On Premise Establishments Hours of Operation
    • Sunday thru Thursday 6:00 a.m. - 2 a.m. (the next day)
    • Friday & Saturday  6:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. (the next day)
    • There is no closing time for the New Year's holiday.
    • No carry out sales between 12:00 midnight - 6:00am- local ordinances may further restrict carry out sales hours
  • Off Premise Hours of Operation

    •   Wine & Liquor
      • Monday thru Sunday, 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
      • Wine Sampling 11:00am until 7:00pm
    •   Beer
      • Monday thru Sunday, 6:00 a.m. until Midnight
      • Beer Sampling 11:00am until 7:00pm