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The “last call” for alcohol in South Beach will come earlier than usual this spring break.

The Miami Beach City Commission voted Wednesday night to roll back the hours that alcohol sales will close in the city’s entertainment district, from 5 a.m. to 3 a.m. after an extensive debate and feedback from small business owners who said the rollback would hurt their employees.

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Miami Beach Says No To Restricting Ocean Drive Alcohol Sales

Nov 8, 2017
Miami Herald

The late-night party on South Beach’s Ocean Drive will continue to rage until 5 a.m. after voters rejected rolling back hours of alcohol sales to 2 a.m.

Once the votes were tallied Tuesday night, voters also approved the rezoning of a cluster of North Beach to allow mixed-used development envisioned in a neighborhood-approved master plan.

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Miami Beach commissioners are considering a proposal by Mayor Philip Levine to ban outdoor liquor sales after 2 a.m.

The proposal is meant to curb intoxication on Ocean Drive where last call at its sidewalk bars and restaurants can be as late as 5 a.m.

Levine says he’s spoken with law enforcement about how to bring back a more family-friendly environment to the strip.