South Beach Clubs Will Be Barred From Late Night Alcohol Sales Beginning This Weekend

Miami Beach commissioners voted last week to restrict alcohol sales in certain areas of South Beach during the early morning hours, according to the Herald.

Politicians are trying to curb noise and crime related to late-night partying.

The restrictions begin on May 22.

Establishments must end alcohol sales at 2 AM instead of 5 AM, according to the new rules.

Only business on Ocean Drive and Collins Avenue from Fifth to 16th streets will be affected. There are a total of 44 such establishments, according to the city.

The commission vote was split 4-3.

The commission agreed to limit the restrictions to seven months, and to send it to a citywide voter referendum in November on whether to make the rule permanent.

The owner of Mango’s Tropical Cafe said that he would lose “mega millions” due to the new rules and threatened legal action.

The Clevelander already filed a lawsuit this week over the restrictions.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

As if that will change anything. Get rid of the low class ghetto tourists if you want change. Hopefully as the pandemic is over and international tourism is back, we will stop seeing these low fares and hotel prices. Plus as the unemployment money stops, these people will stay home and go back to work. Can’t wait!! South Beach has turned into a ghetto place and it’s disgusting.

Anonymous
1 month ago

BLM✊🏿

Anonymous
1 month ago

Disgusting that this got so many down votes. Shows the type of people that come on this site.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Take a walk in South Beach and you’ll understand why the down votes!

Anonymous
1 month ago

F.u. cK BLM 🖕🏻they’re nothing but looters and low life ghetto scum.

Anonymous
1 month ago

How about you go tell your own kind “blm” since you people eradicate each other more than any other race. Hypocrite. Please stay very far away from Miami in your ghetto trash cities. Scum.

Anonymous
1 month ago

In a free society how do you propose they “Get rid of the low class ghetto tourists” ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

I am pretty sure I highlighted how it will naturally happen in my post. The catalyst is the low prices so they could address that for a start. They could also enforce the law with more police presence. Give fines for trashing the streets, for anything that is against the law. Hit them in their pockets and make them behave and they will leave

Anonymous
1 month ago

Again, in a free society, how does one set hotel prices and airplane fares?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Either you can’t read or you can’t read. I guess in a free society, reading skills don’t come in the free package.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Being the gays back to South Beach to make it better!

Anonymous
1 month ago

*bring

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah.. bring back Mrs Doubtfire.

lol…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yes !! We were!! No the VIOLENCE I SEE ON TV NOW EVERY DAY !! 🥰🥰😍🥰

Anonymous
1 month ago

Leviticus 18:22, 20:13

If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The market equilibrium price is lower than normal due to Covid-related travel restrictions for both international visitors and those in many northern states. Higher prices will not be achieved by diktat, but by the removal of diktats that have depressed demand.

Xxx
1 month ago

Five dudes sharing one room they all split the cost it doesn’t matter what the price is for hotel the police are more worried about losing their job they are afraid to act out they are being baited by The Tourist and the mayor of Miami Beach doesn’t do anything to help the police

Anonymous
1 month ago

exactly by the way he explains it unemployment money stops” and when it gets water down by other populations and when other markets open up and flights and rooms go back to regular price, READ!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Best way is for the stinking cops to enforce the law!But they are too busy drinking coladas at Las Olas on 6th and Euclid!

s.k
1 month ago

Not only the unemployment, but I’m sure most of them don’t even pay their rent taking advantage of the moratorium, not to mention the millions some of them got as PPP loan doing frauds. Go to Bal Harbour, Design District, Aventura or Yacht Marinas and that minority already took over the city with the disgusting marihuana smell. In the end, those people don’t have anything to lose. Too bad the IRS systems are obsolete and won’t catch this, so I’m sure those PPP loan frauds would stay in limbo.

Anonymous
1 month ago

No. Police need to do their jobs. A lawbreaker is a lawbreaker- no matter what the color of their skin

Anonymous
1 month ago

But it’s always the same color breaking the law though, especially in South Beach, take a walk around. And yes the police need to do their job regardless of the color, on that I agree.

Anonymous
1 month ago

unfortunately law enforcement does not want to be video taped at the wrong angle and be painted a racist on social media.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who cares? If they wanna act like that on South Miami Beach, forget em. Just open more clubs in Mainland Miami, which has an ocean front, bay views, and beaches also. Coconut Grove, Brickell, Little Havana, Downtown, Overtown, Wynwood, Edgewater, the Design District, Liberty City, Opa Locka, and Carol City among many other areas could always use the business.

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you build them, they will come !! 😄

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right open nights clubs in opa locka. Send there even the eleven.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Liberty City Opa Locka Carol City?! Lmaooo you’re joking right

s.k
1 month ago

Even if they open clubs in Opa Locka or Liberty City, those people always take any opportunity to bring chaos to neighborhoods they don’t belong to. Live in Brickell and we really hate when those come with their motorcycles and bicycles blocking our streets. And for cars doing donuts, why don’t they stay in Opa Locka/Liberty City?, there’s plenty of space there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

thank you!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

As long as they don’t come to BRICKELL !! 🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lol… first, we’ll laugh at you people fighting those scooters in Brickell, and then we’ll open more clubs.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Don’t know who you mean by “they”, but they’re already there.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They aren’t tourists.Mostly hoodrats from OT,Liberty City or Brownsville.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You are incorrect. It is mostly low life out of towners from philadelphia, new jersey and new york.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Also from points south, including a big presence from Atlanta.

Anonymous
1 month ago

South Beach now reminds me of a scene from “2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY”!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Bring back the gays that made South Beach great back in the 1990s!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The gay beach is full of straight ghetto people that have no clue on how to behave or respect the fact that it’s a gay beach. They need to go back to their hometown, South Beach deserves its usual clientele back.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Where is the “Gay Beach?”

Anonymous
1 month ago

12th Street

Xxx
1 month ago

Haulover Beach

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sounds like you’ve been creeping…

Anonymous
1 month ago

“The gay beach is full of straight ghetto people that have no clue on how to behave or respect the fact that it’s a gay beach”

But if straight people are there, then how is it a gay bea… oh forget it.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wrong, try again. It’s because we make places nice and fun for straight people to come in and ruin. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Lets see. Now, “straight people” built all the structures and really the whole area we see there before you “gay people” started coming. And then it was only because of you gay people that this same place became “nice and fun” for the same straight people who built it to be in?

Well now I know which came first – the chicken or the egg.

Xxx
1 month ago

As a gay man and a gay professional I strongly disagree with you all

Anonymous
1 month ago

He’s probably a professional stripper😂

Anonymous
1 month ago

Closeted people exist

Anonymous
1 month ago

Are you sure they were straight?…

Anonymous
1 month ago

Go back and kiss Kim Young Trump’s dirty ass!!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

To be honest, and as a gay person and not a Trump sympathizer, Obama was more homophobic if you ask me !
In his duet term he got support and money from the LGBT and on the DNC acceptance ceremony 2008 he said that married should be only between a man and a woman, then in 2012 when he knew his election was a win, his daughters “ convinced him of the unfair of denying the right to get marry to gays “
Trump in front of a GOP and conservatives and religious people Never opposed the gay married !!
Funny thing the left is so screwed that today the LGBT is supporting the Palestinian that according to USA Today in an article.. they were among the 13 governments that agree with the death penalty for homosexuals!! 🤨🧐🙄

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not only are you confused about what gender you are, you’re also confused about your politics.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nope. He got it all correct.

Plus, liberals support Hamas and terrorism.

Anonymous
1 month ago

IGNORANT BIGOT!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Trump administration appointed tons of super conservative judges, and packed the Supreme Court with them as well. Trump can care less about gay marriege. He doesn’t give a f__k either way. However, he likes to feed red meat to the bigots that support him.

Anonymous
1 month ago

… like the Christian right.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can tell when a republitard post a comment on this site because they never know what they’re talking about.

Jibba Jabba
1 month ago

Lots of cool gay stuff has been ruined by thugs taking over. In SF, the Castro had a legendary Halloween party that was cancelled after the thug element laid waste to it several years in a row, same with SF’s massive Pink Saturday Pride weekend street party. South Beach’s scene is just the latest to fall to this element.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The SOBE doesn’t need to close early, just attract different tourist. It might be better to increase the hotel tax for a short period to bring in a different crowd.

Anonymous
1 month ago

what a disgusting place to be…and its too bad because at one time it was so unique…the crowd that takes over the beach now has turned it into a war zone

Anonymous
1 month ago

I can’t wait for them to be gone!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

They turned war zone all miami not south beach only.

Anonymous
1 month ago

“They turned war zone all miami not south beach only”

Reminds you of Venezuela doesn’t it?

Xxx
1 month ago

You have no one else to blame but the Commissioners and mayor of Miami Beach, we warned them we gave them enough time to do something but they were more l concerned about black leaders getting involved and of course losing their jobs for being a white supremacist, talk to any police officer on Miami Beach they will tell you they have no support from the mayor’s office or the people who live in Miami Beach, now they have to wear those silly cameras which is like arresting somebody with one arm behind your back police officers are being baited everyday in Miami Beach. Miami Beach you deserve what you get.

Anonymous
1 month ago

you are so right…..

Anonymous
1 month ago

Agree100% that’s what I say when nobody’s talking about the big elephant in the living room !!! Thugs and their leaders and corrupt politicians and political correctness!! That’s the reason SoBe is burning 🔥!!

Vote No.
30 days ago

True.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You can’t be “oppressed” & allowed to get away with almost anything without repercussions!! Sobe isn’t even the shadow of what it was in 90s up til the early 2000s

Anonymous
1 month ago

Fort Lauderdale banned white Spring Brakers back in the 80’s. Was that racist?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Right now everything is racist. People are too woke

Anonymous
1 month ago

“Fort Lauderdale banned white Spring Brakers back in the 80’s. Was that racist?”

No, they banned them because those white Spring Breakers were ghetto!

Anonymous
1 month ago

They might as well call in the national guard before next weekend.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not necessary if cops do their jobs and city brings enough enforcement. This is the 20th year of the Memorial day mess.

Anonymous
1 month ago

but the mayor isnt backing his officers

Anonymous
1 month ago

Because he’s a Democrat! And they want to defund thr police !! 👮‍♂️

Anonymous
1 month ago

Ha!.. Bill Clinton payed cops more money than they had ever seen and expanded their ranks and Barrack Obama saved the day for many cops during the great recession of 2008. Right now, there are too many dysfunctional cops on the streets in this nation that are costing the taxpayers millions of dollars every year. We, the people, hold the power and we, the people, will say when “enough is enough!”

Anonymous
1 month ago

^ Check out what that 50 something year old white lady who happens to be a doctor, said in Hialeah the other day.

Anonymous
1 month ago

THE REPUBLICANS JUS VOTED TO DEFUND THA CAPITOL POLICE!! SHUT THE F__K UP!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

JUST..TYPO

MiamiArchi
1 month ago

Its honestly a shame.
I agree that politicians need to respond to the craziness that has been happening in that area.
But ending the Sale of alcohol from 5am to 2am wont change anything.
And you don’t have to look farther then this past year for proof. When all of the major issues were happening in this area, The city of Miami Beach had a curfew / stopped selling alcohol starting at midnight.
So the time that alcohol sales stop won’t change the vibe or stop what has been happening in that area for the last year.
This is just to show the residences of Miami Beach that, LOOK we are doing something. It wont change anything but we did something. Vote for us again!

Anonymous
1 month ago

The issue isn’t Miami or its people but the ghetto tourists our current cheap prices attract.

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

The price matches the market. Cheap prices, cheap people, cheap culture. Everyone trying to make a quick buck on what’s Hot. Breaking News. A lot of things are fake here. This is Miami

Anonymous
1 month ago

The 5 Am last call alcohol sales were a major differentiator when compared to most US cities. Unfortunate, that this is the best way to curb the zoo.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I disagree. Restricting alcohol sales will not “curb the zoo”.

Most of these bars voluntarily shut down just a few weeks ago, and the “zoo” moved to the streets.

The problem is not the alcohol or environment that Miami provides.

The problem is people with no accountability for the actions.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wouldn’t even call them people, animals is better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wasn’t referring to their race but to their behaviors. They are animals, go look for yourself and you’ll see.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Behave like an animal and get called an animal. Simple

Anonymous
1 month ago

Please don’t insult animals like that

Anonymous
1 month ago

Savages bloodthirsty Savages

Anonymous
1 month ago

Who, Colombian cocaine traffickers?

Anonymous
1 month ago

We still have that except for a 10 block stretch on 2 streets.

Anonymous
1 month ago

pray for torrential rains over the MD weekend. that should keep the thugs away

Azarius
1 month ago

This isn’t going to change anything.

Anonymous
1 month ago

What will change is if there is proper police enforcement- severely lacking currently.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Exactly. Give fines and arrest people and you’ll see how things change.

NYC Loves Miami
1 month ago

It’s only one of the 12 point plan initiatives that the mayor is trying to implement for the entertainment district. The mayor and some of the commissioners want to change the entire district into a live, work, play area. The logic behind the 12 point plan makes sense, all of which is to attract higher end businesses and residents. The plan includes a police command center, more cameras, zoning changes, etc. Something BIG and BOLD needs to be done to change this area.

Anonymous
1 month ago

But all the high-end Boutique clothes stores are moving out, because of ghetto Ness, it will be hard to find high-end places to move in with the crime being so high, Lincoln Road is a shell of what it used to be South Beach has become Lawless.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Starting at 2AM people will do narcotics

Anonymous
1 month ago

Starting at 2am ….🤣😂😅😂😂😂😂best comment so far !!! 👌

Anonymous
1 month ago

Misleading headline! Only affects Collins & Ocean between 5th and 16th. Therefore the club’s that matter- Liv; Mokai; Story; Mynt; W hotel,etc. are not affected. Bars on Washington (Jazid; Twist) not affected. Comes down to Clevelander and Mangos- as far as prominent businesses that are hurt. Palace will be fine usually close by 2

Anonymous
1 month ago

Have you seen how they behave??

Anonymous
1 month ago

With all the drugs these mongs are on, alcohol is the least of the problem.

Anonymous
1 month ago

They bring their own alcohol, you think they pay these crazy prices on Ocean Drive for drinks. They will still be hanging out on Ocean Drive. They will get it from liquor stores.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Yeah they all have cups in their hands

POLO
1 month ago

That rule is not going to change anything. After 2am, they are just going to move to Washington Ave , and other bars outside that little zone. Miami is known for its night life. Don’t kill the goose that lay the golden eggs!
You just need smart marketing to attract the beautiful people again!

Bryan Riley
1 month ago

The beautiful people are still there. It’s just become more elite and exclusive. This is the trend world wide. What you see is the public image not the private comings and going’s.

Anonymous
1 month ago

International tourism is on pause so you get what you get for now. It will change soon.

Anonymous
1 month ago

The target is people that break laws. Has nothing to do with race.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Wow !!! Every time the conversation is about the Elephant on the living room this chat explodes!! 😂😂😂😂😂🤣

Anonymous
1 month ago

It is what it is

Anonymous
1 month ago

Perhaps if the “Spring Breakers, The Thugs and the Ghettos crowd that are destroying South Beach read this thread of comments, they would feel remorse and change or go somewhere else!! The problem is they graduated from our Public Education System and most of them don’t know how to read !!! 😂😂🤨🧐🥰🙄😜😅🤣👌

Anonymous
1 month ago

Put a social worker in every hotel and check who’s behind on paying alimony, who’s not paying child support or haven’t recognized their illegitimate kids and you will get back again the South Beach we used to have in the 1990’s 🤨

Anonymous
1 month ago

You mean get back to a “Gay” South Beach?

Anonymous
1 month ago

yes a safer, clean and without street violence Some Beach, like in the 1990’s!!!!!!
where many, many people of any orientation, color, religion but well behaved, enjoyed the restaurants, the beach and NEVER LEAVE THEIR TABLE WITHOUT PAYING!!!

signed
A waitress in Ocena Drive Restaurant!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

And when they leave the table without paying we can’t even confront them because BLM. SMH

Anonymous
1 month ago

Great so for the locals the noisey drunks and doper move west of Washington Ave.Don’t call the cops for noise disturbance.THEY’RE NOT COMING & WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Mister mayor, let the police do their job,

Anonymous
1 month ago

Not so easy. Police are outnumbered at those hours.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Keep allowing low Airbnb everywhere including downtown and this will only get worse

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sorry I am trying to answer but I am getting censored

Anonymous
1 month ago

Get rid of mobile and floating billboards, impose and enforce a noise ordinance on loud music from any vehicle and limit chain stores from opening.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Politicians are trying to curb noise and crime related to late-night partying.

AS IF !!!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Isn’t the change in the type of tourists the reason we didn’t have this conversation in the 1990’s ?

Anonymous
1 month ago

The cocaine capital of America calling tourists ghetto. How ironic

Vote No.
30 days ago

The ghetto tourists buy drinks in the dozens of bodegas and mini-markets scattered throughout Miami Beach. Then they get drunk and ruin South Beach. A 2 am Last Call is a good start. But maybe South Beach is too trashed to recover?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Well, can any of the hotels, clubs, bars, and restaurants there depend on you then?

Anonymous
1 month ago

Build a casino to south beach. To bring also white trashy tourists.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Nope.. put and build all the casinos in Mainland Miami. Let Miami Beach become like Orlando or Sarasota if they want.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I read on an online newspaper that jorge perez is behind the banning of alcohol sales after 2 am. he says it hurts his business and wants Sobe to be only for high class people, he tried to do the same in wynwood. the ”ghetto” tourists as some people call them will keep coming back regardless of whatever laws are passed. the only way to stop them is closing the entrance to south beach and allow only high class people

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look, if we think they’re negatively going to affect our condo and car sales, then me and Braman will do everything in our power to shut them down!

– Jorge Perez