Miami Beach bans late night outdoor liquor | Reuters
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. Last call is coming earlier than usual at some outdoor bars and restaurants on Miami Beach as the tourist city tries to clean up its image by banning alcohol sales at sidewalk cafes after 2 a.m.
The move, which takes effect on Saturday, is targeted at Ocean Drive in the popular South Beach district. For years, sunburned vacationers there have slurped gargantuan $30 margaritas, with upside down Corona bottles sticking out of them, until 5 a.m.
City officials and residents complain that resulting disorderly behavior and crime are driving regulars away.
Kansas Parker, 22, from Bridgeport, Connecticut, was dismayed to learn of the new regulation but said sh