In most places, you could be standing on your own property swilling a tasty hot toddy or sipping an ice-cold beer, but should you step out onto a public street, you’re breaking the law. That’s not the case, everywhere, however. At the risk of inspiring a mass migration to these magic places (not that we condone overdoing it ever and don’t drink and drive), there’s a handy list of towns where it’s actually legal to drink in public.
The Huffington Post has a brightly colored map of the United States, all color-coded and illustrated with happy little stars to show where these towns are.
Some cities allow it everywhere or mostly everywhere, while others only allow it in special “Entertainment Districts.” If you want to give yourself a pat on the back for living in one of these locales or perhaps you’re looking to move, check out the lists below.
Towns that allow public drinking in most or all areas:
Hood River, Ore.
Fort Worth, Texas
New Orleans (duh, and helloooo Mardi Gras)
Towns that allow public drinking in special Entertainment Districts
Kansas City, Mo.
Take a look at HuffPo’s map in the link below to see where imbibing in public is definitely not allowed anywhere in the state. Hint: Most of you are gonna be sad and better stick to your porch tippling. And do you want to hear us say it again? Don’t be a dummy and over indulge. No one wants you to ruin the fun of being outside with a beer.
Here’s Where You Can Drink In Public In America [Huffington Post]