On I-40, you were probably in the NW section of Amarillo or out in the sticks.
Rest assured, you can buy booze at SPI. Grocery stores have beer. Try the HEB in Port Isabel. The Blue Marlin on the island is OK price-wise, but the selection is limited. You can drink on the beach as long as it's in cans. Just be sure to dispose of your cans. (Our southern neighbors often don't.)
The liquor stores on the island have a surprisingly wide selection of booze, but for wine hit the Feldman's in McAllen.
Or, try any of the local grocery stores. Another cool tidbit: you can drink alcohol on the beach as long as it's not in a glass container.
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Thanks guys. I'm really looking forward to my trip!
Just to clarify, in TX, grocery stores sell only beer and wine. For a bottle of liquor you'll have to go to a liquor store. On SPI, you'll have no trouble finding either.
I've lived in Texas ALL my life and it is still a challenge trying to remember what gets sold where and when....my poor husband from Missouri still can't get used to liquor stores and no sales on Sunday after 25+ years!
Dont drink and drive on the Beach area.
Drink in your room or on the beach.
Bring plenty of money for fines.
Remember,,,, a lot of the girls are under 18 years of age, but look 20.