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Old 06-06-2011   #31 (permalink)
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It's the chipping away of what we all like about Playa.A little here a little there.BTW 75 decibels is not very entertaining,that is very low.
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Old 06-06-2011   #32 (permalink)
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Ok.
This is the deal.
It has always been the "law" in Playa that there would be no open containers in town.
Previous administrations have looked the other way for the sake of the tourists.
The present administration, Filiberto Martinez, has another opinion.
He chooses to enforce the law.
A word to the wise. Do not walk 5th (or any area of town) with an open container.

What does this enforcement mean? It offers another option for the local cops to further extort the tourists.

How do you avoid the possibility of being extorted (or going to jail)? Finish your drink and move on...but empty handed.

BTW...drinking on the beach is another issue...the beaches are Federal property and not the jurisdiction of Playa.
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Ok.
This is the deal.
It has always been the "law" in Playa that there would be no open containers in town.
Previous administrations have looked the other way for the sake of the tourists.
The present administration, Filiberto Martinez, has another opinion.
He chooses to enforce the law.
A word to the wise. Do not walk 5th (or any area of town) with an open container.

What does this enforcement mean? It offers another option for the local cops to further extort the tourists.

How do you avoid the possibility of being extorted (or going to jail)? Finish your drink and move on...but empty handed.

BTW...drinking on the beach is another issue...the beaches are Federal property and not the jurisdiction of Playa.

so what is the rule about drinking a beer or drink on the beach?
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Old 06-06-2011   #34 (permalink)
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We were a little surprised when Brian was asked to get off the street and on to the sidewalk with his beer at the Beer Bucket Saturday night.
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Old 06-06-2011   #35 (permalink)
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[quote=Babaloo;1786907] Previous administrations have looked the other way for the sake of the tourists.
The present administration, Filiberto Martinez, has another opinion.
He chooses to enforce the law.



Rick, Filiberto Martinez is intent in cleaning up the town in more ways than one.
On Saturdays, government employees must work (gratis) and sweep, clean and do other chores around town to help beautify Playa. All that I can say is .............but some employees are not very happy. He has also extended their work day hours during the week.

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Old 06-06-2011   #36 (permalink)
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Let's say that I am leaving the Luna Blue and making the 3/4 mile walk down to Bad Boys on a Thursday night. What is wrong with carrying a beer as I stroll down 5th? It is one of my favorite things to do in Playa.

I understand your point, but part of the reason I like Mexico is the "no shoes, no shirt, no problems" mentality, and I think this rule sucks if it applies to 5th, although from what I have read, I am not sure it applies to 5th.
I totally understand you not wanting to be confined to a new law and wanting a different experience in Mexico than day to day living in the states, and laws you live by here. I guess I never gave it any thought. It is also probably because I usually order mixed drinks or shots rather than beer. I can probably count on one hand the number of beers I've ordered and they were usually at beach clubs.
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Ok.
This is the deal.
It has always been the "law" in Playa that there would be no open containers in town.
Previous administrations have looked the other way for the sake of the tourists.
The present administration, Filiberto Martinez, has another opinion.
He chooses to enforce the law.
A word to the wise. Do not walk 5th (or any area of town) with an open container.

What does this enforcement mean? It offers another option for the local cops to further extort the tourists.

How do you avoid the possibility of being extorted (or going to jail)? Finish your drink and move on...but empty handed.

BTW...drinking on the beach is another issue...the beaches are Federal property and not the jurisdiction of Playa.
Thanks for the clarification/warning. Friday and Saturday I was buying beer on fifth at Cervefrio and other stores while my wife and I strolled/shopped on fifth. I walked by policemen without any warnings but after seeing this, I'll skip the beer tonight.

Isn't there a "bar" on fifth that is just a take out counter like they have in New Orleans? I don't remember exactly where it is...I just know it's on the right side when walking from Calle 10 toward Juarez. I saw it last night and it was open...you would think that would shut down with this new law.
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Yep. Brand new ordinance passed the other day.
As strange as it sounds, it governs Calle 12 between 1st Ave and 1st Ave Biz.
No public drinking.
Bars cannot provide "to go" glasses
No music over 75 decibels
Bars must close by 5am

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Best news I've heard in a long time!!! Maybe places like Villas Sacbe, Rosa Mirador and some others will actually be tolerable to stay at again. I also remember there were noise ordinances a long time ago that seemed to simply have been ignored so I think this is a great move.
As for the open containers, maybe this will eliminate the broken bottles you see all over the streets in that location every morning.
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I understand your point, but part of the reason I like Mexico is the "no shoes, no shirt, no problems" mentality, and I think this rule sucks if it applies to 5th, although from what I have read, I am not sure it applies to 5th.
Walk on the beach to Bad Boys with your beer JG......or is that JG beer

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The owners of bars and nightclubs tourism respect the hours of operation, which ends at 05:00 hours, stop providing disposable cups to customers upon leaving the premises; watch that minors do not enter their business, and respect 75 decibels allowed by the Department of Environment.

Wow, so this 75 decibel rule, this is a 24 hour a day law??? And how loud is that? As someone else said, maybe the hotels in this area will be tolerable again. Curious about the noise more than the open container law.
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Just another step towards being a family friendly destination. Look how that screwed up Las Vegas. Hawaii used to be fun until they took the party off the beach, I knew it was over when they closed Davy Jones locker because it was too adult. For those who don't know; it was an underground bar that had a window looking into the swimming pool of the Outrigger hotel. Yup!! that's what happened in front of the window
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Rules were recently changed and drinking while walking along the 5th is no longer allowed

Drinking any where in public is being cracked down on. My friend was asked to pour his drink out or go to jail..
Drink in the clubs and bars but no more to go..
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I don't mind this law at all. Its not like you can't drink anywhere, its just on the streets! You can drink at dinner, lunch, on the beach when at the beachclub, at a bar, at a club, in your room! You can drink everywhere. And I'd rather not see drunken groups on the streets, especially if I had small kids with me seeing this sad scene..
I think its a fair enough law.
In L.A you can't even smoke on the beach!!!!!!
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I don't mind this law at all. Its not like you can't drink anywhere, its just on the streets! You can drink at dinner, lunch, on the beach when at the beachclub, at a bar, at a club, in your room! You can drink everywhere. And I'd rather not see drunken groups on the streets, especially if I had small kids with me seeing this sad scene..
I think its a fair enough law.
In L.A you can't even smoke on the beach!!!!!!
Smoking is now banned in New York City's parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, like Times Square.

New York City outdoor smoking ban begins - CNN
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Smoking is now banned in New York City's parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas, like Times Square.

New York City outdoor smoking ban begins - CNN
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