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Rules for drinking outdoors?

Discussion in 'Vegas Nightlife' started by Yep, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. Yep

    Yep Tourist

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    Not really a nightlife question, but couldn't think of a better place to put it.

    I see people carrying drinks around outside on the strip or Fremont street all the time. But what are the actual rules/limitations? I think someone told me once no glass? Is it limited to only certain areas, or is it permitted anywhere in LV/Clark County?
     
  2. Laostuh

    Laostuh Low-Roller

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    No glass, I believe you can only drink publicly on the strip and Fremont.
     
  3. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy High-Roller

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    Glasses or glass bottles are banned on the strip always. I’ve been lucky as I regularly walk between casinos with glass and have never had an issue. I know New Years this is strictly enforced.
     
  4. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Related question: is glass permissible if it's in some kind of protective holder, like a "jacket"? I've seen these for beer bottles. Or is it straight up no glass end of story?
     
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  6. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    No glass
     
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    There is a law that if you purchase a drink that needs to be opened, popped or twisted to open you cannot drink it within 1,000 ft of point of purchase. This is really to get patrons on Fremont St to buy booze inside the casinos or comp when gambling. They probably don't want the beer can mess or people throwing them. They do not allow you to buy booze in the little stores and open them. People do but pour them in plastic cups and the casinos have cups at the exits to pour your can into.

    It is not enforced on the strip at all.
     
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    No glass, end of story. It's a safety issue, as opposed to just being a random regulatory requirement. If you drop it, and it breaks, that's a legitimate hazard. It's a good idea to avoid glass generally; I once slipped at ParkMGM while holding a plastic cup, and if I'd had glass, I would have fallen right on it. I've seen the same thing happen to other people.

    Otherwise, no real restrictions. There are nominally some other rules but they're completely unenforced.
     
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  9. epWick

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    For Fremont st I believe it is no glass or aluminium. You'll see signs about the thousand foot rule in the souvenir shops. When you buy beer or booze, they staple the bag shut with the receipt on the outside. Then you have to figure out how to get it into a plastic cup in order to walk around drinking it. I used to buy a couple 25oz beers and drink them walking around. Now it's just easier to gamble for drinks. Also, people used to loiter in front of the stages with their own coolers.

    For the strip I think all plastic and aluminum is ok.
     
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    LOL, and all of the gift shops always have an opener at the register, and usually they will ask if you want it opened. :) I've never seen anyone follow me to be sure I was 1000 feet away before I took a drink! :)
     
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    Don't let it get warm and don't spill any are the only 2 rules I know of............
     
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  12. BarelyHangingOn

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    Like I said it's not enforced but is on the books.

    On Fremont St cans are not allowed either and really for the part you see everyone drinking out of cups.

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/09/las-vegas-drinking-laws-explained/?

    https://lasvegassun.com/news/2015/jan/09/las-vegas-drinking-laws-explained/?
     
  13. TrewBrew

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    Ok so no glass. But what if I dip each bottle in Flex Seal. Would that be okay.
     
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    In the late 90s you could take your beer bottle anywhere you wanted, except the bus. We'd walk down the strip, shop, hop in cabs drinking, etc. The one time we had a couple beers in our hands at Freemont we went to get on a bus and the driver said sorry, no beverages. He waited while we chugged them and tossed them in the trash container at the stop.

    Good to know the updates rules as I haven't taken a beer out of a casino in years.
     
  15. shokhead

    shokhead No big spender unless eating drinking having fun!

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    Well a bartender doesn't follow you to your car to make sure you don't drive but just as you are suppose to use plastic outside you are not to drive after drinking. You are on your own with both hoping not to get caught. The law is there, plastic.
     
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    Someone needs to bring back the party ball for beer, it's plastic and can be dispensed into plastic cups.
     
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    No glass.

    Part of my Vegas shopping trip is to bring a stash of 20-22 oz plastic clear cups when I make my first day beer/booze run at Khoury's or Total Wine :) Always the beers that I like:D:D. It's not an unusual thing to leave my room with said clear 22 oz. full of my own personally built and selected minibar sudz and just tow that anywhere. Much like I do with bottled waters that I have in room (usually a couple dozen 25oz sport bottle flip cap types) - no one ever asks where I got it and I take it anywhere within the resorts with rare exception. Even walked into MGM Grand Garden toting said beer in plain view through the turnstiles with nothing more than "welcome".

    I also tend to buy more beer - or at least some beer - in cans, as I will then throw a couple in a bag as refills on Strip walks too. But even then I prefer to pour that into a plastic glass because in my entire history of Vegas was I ever asked where I got it within the confines of The Strip/Fremont.

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  18. Vegas Todd

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  19. HuskerBB

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    I really thought the "no glass" policy was pretty much just for downtown. I think that is the only place it is really enforced. I have noticed that more casinos have gone to plastic glasses at some locations but I frequently walk with a drink from one casino to the other and at least some of the times that is in a glass (never a beer - just a mixed drink or coke). I have tried not to do that as often as I used to - but I am sure last week that I walked across the bridge between PH and Cosmo a couple of times with a glass in my hand and did not think twice about it.
     
  20. Jimmy M.

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    I was told the 1000 ft. rule distinguished a retail store from an establishment licensed for consumption on or around the property.