Keg stand

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A properly executed keg stand

A keg stand is a drinking activity where the participant does a handstand on a keg of beer and attempts to drink as much as possible at once or to drink for as long as possible. Other people will help hold up the drinker's legs, and will hold the keg tap in the stander's mouth, as they will have both hands occupied with the handstand.[1][2][3][4]

The keg stand is particularly popular as part of student drinking culture in the United States.[citation needed]

In popular culture[edit]

  • In Community Troy (Donald Glover) is a star football recruit until he breaks both arms while executing a "keg flip", a rare and difficult variant on the keg stand.


  1. ^ Fuller, Jamie (2014-09-21). "Mary Landrieu wants your vote—and will help you keg-stand in order to get it". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2014-12-21.
  2. ^ "Keg Stand". Student Drinking Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  3. ^ "Keg Stand Drinking Game Rules". Drinking Game Zone. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  4. ^ "Keg Stand". Bar None Drinks. Retrieved 2013-08-22.