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Bring your own (byob)?

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Bring your own (byob)?

Planning our first trip to Vegas early March and have read many posts here and love the advice.

I read that people walk around the strip with their adult beverages. Just wondering if we should bring a 12 pack or two of beer? Or are the beverages plastic cups from the casino? Just ignorant.?

1. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

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3. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

you could bring your own but you won't need to.

alcohol is served anywhere and everywhere. and generally as cheap if not cheaper than you'll find it at home.

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4. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

You can actually carry the drink glass outside with you, you don't have to get a "go cup," although some restaurants or bars will offer you that. You don't need to bring your own, but you can buy beer or liquor at a liquor store in Vegas, and have it in your room.

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5. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

On the off chance that you're being serious- you won't be able to carry a 6-pack of beer on a plane. You can only bring fluids in 3 oz. containers on a single 1 quart plastic bag. If you're driving you can bring beer if you like.

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6. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

I am not sure why you are getting such nasty responses. If you want to bring some beer, presumably to save money, you can pack it in your checked luggage. You won't be able to carry it on with the new restrictions on liquids.

You could also buy beer at a liquor store when you get there.

You can also read the many posts about casinos where you can buy cheap beer. Ellis Island, off strip, has $1.00 micro brews and Casino Royale nerar Harrah's has $1.00 michelob (I think).

Although some people say it's okay to walk outside with a glass from a casino, I think it's pretty tacky. I would ask for a plastic cup if I purchased a beverage and wanted to take it with me.

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7. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

from the airport, en route to our hotel, we had the taxi stop at a liquor store on the strip for some bottles of vodka & juices.

I can only handle so many slushy drinks by the pool before I want something else to cool me off.

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8. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

Heck YES you can bring your own. My wife and I do this on every trip we go on. Sure, there's cheap beer and drinks on the strip. But, these locations could be VERY far from where you are. Here's what we do:

- Have cab from airport stop where we can buy a case of beer.

- Ice down beer in room (without a cooler, we sometimes use the garbage can).

- Drink 2 or 3 beers before leaving the room. Thus, by the time we get to the street, we're already pretty happy.

- Buy 1 beer each from a bar (IP or O'Sheas) and carry it around.

- It is much cheaper to buy our own beer, and we're guaranteed to have the brand that we prefer. O'Sheas has cheap Michelob. I don't like Michelob.

- When you need a break, go back to room and drink the beer you brought.

- Take beer from room down to pool.

I guess some of the people on this board have more money than I do. I like to have a few beers each day, especially while in Vegas. $15 for a 30-pack of Bud Lite is a heck of a lot cheaper than $1 to $2 beers (plus tip) at the bars, and MUCH cheaper than sitting at a slot machine while waiting for a "free" drink.

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9. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

I agree with PZR - I am not sure what this poster has said which is wrong?!

TXS - as others have said, just put it in your checked in luggage and have an awesome time!!!

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10. Re: Bring your own (byob)?

Nick,

The first couple of posts that have since been removed were really nasty. It's amazing the reaction people get to simple questions.

While I think it might be a little extreme to pack a 12 pack of beer I could see some people doing it. I would be more likely to buy beer in a liquor store after I got there, but the poster certainly did not deserve the nastiness that was received.

I have not been to New Orleans since Katrina, but that's how I always did the French Quarter. You could either pay $7.00 for a warm beer on Bourbon Street or go to the A & P and buy a quart of beer for $1.50 and walk around Bourbon Street drinking and listening tho the music coming out of the clubs.