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Old 06-06-2011   #61 (permalink)
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correct. Its really no big deal at all to walk without a cup in your hand.

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It was always rather odd and unfair it seemed that if native locals were caught drinking in streets - off to jail for them, but a blind eye was turned to allow the tourists to do the same thing. doesn't seem right.
Now everyone is forced to be immersed in what the local culture does...not such a loss or a bad thing at all...
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I walked and drank beer while Cheryl shopped at times, because it was OK at the time, or so I thought.

So now I won't.
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I have always walked with a beer while Kathy and I shopped.Never knew there was a law.No big deal here either.Won't stop me from coming back.
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...we always assumed you couldn't walk with open containers, then asked a merchant selling beer, they said "sure, no problem, walk on the street"...hahaha, did it just once......he sure fooled me...thanks for the information...
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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!!!!!!
For clarity purposes, wrt the underlined comment above, I assume we can still bring our drinks in a cooler and sit on the beach in a non beachclub spot and still be allowed to sip some cold ones, correct?
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For clarity purposes, wrt the underlined comment above, I assume we can still bring our drinks in a cooler and sit on the beach in a non beachclub spot and still be allowed to sip some cold ones, correct?
As I said, the beach is Federal property and is not governed by the Playa ordinance. Sip all the cold ones you want. Until someone says otherwise
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Old 06-06-2011   #67 (permalink)
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I was walking down 5th with a beer in hand a few years ago with my son and his friend when one of the vendors called out to me, "Hey, papa alcohol!" Now if there's something they should outlaw, it's those guys!
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So drinking alcohol is not allowed on any streets in Playa??

Will they strictly enforce this rule concerning overflow capacity at places like Beer Bucket, or Babe's and drinking out in front of those establishments?

I actually enjoyed drinking a bottle of beer while walking down the street. Made it tolerable for my wife to casually shop. And I always properly disposed of the empty bottle.

I assume that water and non-alcoholic drinks are acceptable. Or can you not drink those as well. Or will they stop and check for alcohol in a glass of OJ for example.

And will they check Travel Mugs as well?
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I actually enjoyed drinking a bottle of beer while walking down the street. Made it tolerable for my wife to casually shop. And I always properly disposed of the empty bottle.
I am so with you on that one.
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So drinking alcohol is not allowed on any streets in Playa??

Will they strictly enforce this rule concerning overflow capacity at places like Beer Bucket, or Babe's and drinking out in front of those establishments?

I actually enjoyed drinking a bottle of beer while walking down the street. Made it tolerable for my wife to casually shop. And I always properly disposed of the empty bottle.

I assume that water and non-alcoholic drinks are acceptable. Or can you not drink those as well. Or will they stop and check for alcohol in a glass of OJ for example.

And will they check Travel Mugs as well?
I believe we've confirmed that drinking alcohol on the street is not allowed.
Who knows how strictly it will be enforced, as far as "over flow"
Good assumption regarding water and non-alcoholic drinks.
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I remember that even a few years back, while I was holding a glass on the streets outisde OM (12th street) the people working there would tell me to get on the sidewalk with the cup.
So yes, this law was existing at least 4 years back

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So drinking alcohol is not allowed on any streets in Playa??

Will they strictly enforce this rule concerning overflow capacity at places like Beer Bucket, or Babe's and drinking out in front of those establishments?

I actually enjoyed drinking a bottle of beer while walking down the street. Made it tolerable for my wife to casually shop. And I always properly disposed of the empty bottle.

I assume that water and non-alcoholic drinks are acceptable. Or can you not drink those as well. Or will they stop and check for alcohol in a glass of OJ for example.

And will they check Travel Mugs as well?
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I always thought it was illegal.

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Yes that was also my understanding. La Rana stopped "to go" cups years ago. Again my understanding, it is illegal to drink alcohol on the city streets.

And this so called new law. That is not my understanding either, read it back again. It looks like it is an agreement by the businesses in that area to abide by the existing law. I am pretty confident they've been a operating outside of the ordinances over the years and this is simply an agreement to comply.

My understandings could be completely wrong. I've not actually looked at the law. But when you read that press release it seems to match more closely to my understanding than to the claim that there is a new law that affects only a few blocks. Again... I could be the one that is confused.
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Yes that was also my understanding. La Rana stopped "to go" cups years ago. Again my understanding, it is illegal to drink alcohol on the city streets.

And this so called new law. That is not my understanding either, read it back again. It looks like it is an agreement by the businesses in that area to abide by the existing law. I am pretty confidentthey've been operating outside of the ordinances over the years and this is simply an agreement to comply.

My understandings could be completely wrong. I've not actually looked at the law. But when you read that press release it seems to match more closely to my understanding than to the claim that there is a new law that affects only a few blocks. Again... I could be the one that is confused.
Hard to believe isn't it .
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Yes that was also my understanding. La Rana stopped "to go" cups years ago. Again my understanding, it is illegal to drink alcohol on the city streets.

And this so called new law. That is not my understanding either, read it back again. It looks like it is an agreement by the businesses in that area to abide by the existing law. I am pretty confident they've been a operating outside of the ordinances over the years and this is simply an agreement to comply.

My understandings could be completely wrong. I've not actually looked at the law. But when you read that press release it seems to match more closely to my understanding than to the claim that there is a new law that affects only a few blocks. Again... I could be the one that is confused.
Yes, the article is confusing since it appears that the enforcement will take place in a one block area - but I was told last night that the Martinez (municipal President) decreed that the law would be enforced city wide.

Supposedly, it is up to the bars/restaurants to advise their customers of the newly enforced law. (Yes, it is an old law)
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Just my two cents, but drinking in public is not the best of Mexico, but the worst of America.
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