A new law will limit alcohol sales in South Beach for two weeks during spring break to avoid last year’s mayhem.
Between March 7 and March 21, alcohol will be not be sold after 2 am in South Beach.
The Miami Herald reported:
Spring breakers expecting to party in South Beach until the crack of dawn will be forced to stop drinking at 2 a.m. for two weeks in March under a new alcohol ban that will be in effect for the city’s most popular nightlife areas.
Between March 7 and March 21, the sale and consumption of alcohol will be prohibited after 2 a.m. in South Beach’s world-famous entertainment district after city commissioners voted Wednesday to roll back the current 5 a.m. cut-off time for booze sales in place throughout much of the city. The change applies to all businesses south of 16th Street that allow on-site consumption.
The proposal was approved in a 4-3 vote despite pleas from several nightlife operators and employees who said limiting alcohol service would cost them money and create an unfair advantage for clubs, restaurants and hotels in the rest of the city.
Last year the city was forced to impose an 8 pm curfew after all hell broke loose in Miami during spring break.
VIDEO from last year (warning: violence, offensive language):