Food & Drink

Important Legal News: You can now drink beer on a 16-person bike

Citizens of Milwaukee: It's time to call your friends in "hip" cities like New York, Portland, San Fran, or wherever and tell them to suck it, because even though they have trendy ramen joints, you and only you can now drink on a giant bike in public.

Thanks to a new state law that took effect on New Year's Day, Wisconsin now allows people to drink on quadricycles, a.k.a. those massive four-wheeled "bikes" often used for bar crawls. This glorious legal breakthrough is largely thanks to the efforts of local heroes Derek Collins and Ryan Lloyd, who run Milwaukee's Pedal Tavern and fought a law that allowed limo and bus passengers to drink on board, but barred boozing on 16-seat rolling bars. 

They won by playing the tourism card, and now boozy quadricyclists can crack tallboys to their heart's content while careening through the streets of Milwaukee... but not in places like Boulder and San Diego, which puritanically ban pedal pub-crawlers from drinking during their fantastic voyages. Considering this development out of Wisconsin, now is your time to rise up against tyranny, ye beer-loving patriots on ridiculous bike thingies!

Kristin Hunt is a food/drink staff writer for Thrillist. Some of her strongest friendships are built on cheeseburgers. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.

Our Newsletter
By Signing Up, I Agree to the Terms and Privacy Policy.