Miami Beach to limit some alcohol sales during spring break

'Last call' at 2 a.m. for 2 weeks instead of 6 a.m.
Miami Beach police
Posted at 11:15 AM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-24 11:15:23-05

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An alcohol ban designed to curb heavy late night drinking among spring breakers in Miami Beach will be in effect for two weeks in March.

The city's commissioners voted 4-3 Wednesday to prohibit the sale and consumption of alcohol after 2 a.m. between March 7 and March 21 along the city’s South Beach entertainment district.

The current last call is 6 a.m. for alcohol sales throughout much of the city.

Some nightclub operators and employees argued that a ban would cost them money while creating an unfair advantage for clubs, restaurants and hotels in other parts of the city.