Posted by Karol at 05:21 PM
The city of Savannah allows drinking alcoholic beverages on the street 365 days a year. There are rules however; no cans, bottles or brown bags. Drinks must be in plastic cups and all restaurants and pubs are happy to accomodate one and all with plastic cup “travelers”. Savannah is a beautiful, happy city.
Red Solo cup,
You lift me up,
Let’s have a party…
Thank you for your insightful observations about what will prove to be another dry spell. I am mostly in agreement that libations would enhance the overall enjoyment of bucolic activites and cultural gatherings and that alcohol abuse could be regulated at street fairs and in more constricted settings. I would, however, still prevail on some restrictions and caution. I am certain you have read of unbridled drinking on piers and lakes that has resulted in tragedies. And while it may be hard to enforce, it’s even harder to regulate. let alone define, “safe outdoors” indulgence from what’s not. My concern is with the victim who can’t make this distinction and whose immature and imprudent drinking should be monitored as the risk greatly outweighs the pleasure especially in hot weather.
I’m a fan of public drinking, but the fact is New Yorkers (and, yes, the “real” New Yorkers) can’t handle public drinking without the festival turning into Jersey Shore — or worse — halfway through.
I disagree. I think NY’ers are just as sophisticated as all the other places in the world which allow drinking and will do just fine if they weren’t treated like children. Maybe if they were allowed to drink openly they’d do it in moderation.
I agree, but with Nanny Bloomberg I just can’t see that happening anytime soon.
I like to drinking on my room,but I am not a fan of public drinking.
Public drinking leads to a little bit of public drunkeness. Some people want everyone else to suffer for that.