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Drinking on Fremont.

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Drinking on Fremont.

Are there any updates to the ban on glass and aluminium bottles on the street in Fremont? Can you get any plastic glasses to pour your drink into?

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1. Re: Drinking on Fremont.

They've tightened the rules even more now actually. From my understanding, you're not allowed to open alcohol you buy from non-casino's anymore anywhere on Fremont. It sounded like it's going to be like duty free where they seal the bag and if it's been opened to access the booze/beer etc., police can now seize it and fine you if they see fit. As far as casino drinks, they'll supply a clear plastic cup and those are still allowed.


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Actually is been a law for quite some time. To open a a beer within a 1000 feet of the place you purchased it. Both downtown and the strip. But it's not enforced...till now.... Once they get Fremont cleaned up it will go back to not being enforced.

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The casinos supply plastic cups you can pour your drink into before you leave. The bars can still sell slushies / beer in plastic containers (footballs etc) but not large containers.

Edited: 20 July 2014, 20:39
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4. Re: Drinking on Fremont.

Not an issue if you are getting booze from the casinos - every casino now has stacks of plastic cups you can pour into when exiting the casino into Fremont Street.

If your plan is to buy booze at a local store (Walgreens, ABC, Souvenir), or bring a case over from the Victorville Wal-Mart, and then consume on Fremont Street you will see giant yellow signs telling you not to open them on Fremont Street and, if you do, you may run into a friendly police officer that will educate you.

There were still people walking around last night with bottles - and I didn't see any Gestapo chasing people around - I'm sure police have other things to do but will enforce it enough to get the message out. I'm sure respectable looking tourists are the last ones they want to ticket.

Edited: 20 July 2014, 21:05
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5. Re: Drinking on Fremont.

I can tell you guys that many of us locals have written off Fremont now. New draconian sets of alcohol laws, coupled with the bad parking situation (fees everywhere) has a lot of folks highly tick'd off. The politicians are doing nothing but nakedly repping for the downtown casinos so they can get a monopoly on alcohol sales.... all on the back of good folks' (locals and tourists) freedoms, folks just looking to have a good time in Vegas.

My understanding is basically about any open container is subject to get you ticketed now (or close to it). The real problem in the Fremont area is and has been for a very long time vagrants & 'street performers'. Of course there's no money in dealing with that.

The last thing I want to do is have to figure out a bunch of B.S. rules specific to just 1 area when I'm out partying and/or worry about getting ticketed by the cops. Personally, I take my business to the strip and/or one of the dozens of 'local's casinos'. No parking headache/fees, no concern about getting harassed by the police. YMMV.

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