Hours after the Wisconsin state Supreme Court overturned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order on Wednesday, several bars opened their doors and welcomed patrons for the first time in more than two months.
The Tavern League of Wisconsin, a trade association that represents alcoholic beverage retailers across the state, posted on Facebook shortly after the Supreme Court’s ruling that bars can “OPEN IMMEDIATELY!”
One business owner in western Wisconsin said around 20 people arrived in his bar within five minutes of announcing the reopening. Another bar owner in Green Bay said his beer distributor had already delivered two shipments by 8 p.m.
The Tavern League encouraged bar owners to follow guidelines set forth by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.