The Outlaw’s Guide to 7 Secret Spots to Drink In Public (Without Getting Caught)
We know you enjoy your boozy drinks like the rest of us. Whether you’re a fan of crafty cocktails, palest of beers, or perhaps a sparkling glass of rosé, you tend to get tired of drinking in the same old spots. There’s a whole wide world out there, and we prefer to catch a buzz while we enjoy it. While drinking laws ban most metropolitan areas of the United States, we came up with a list of the best places to secretly drink in public. But these aren’t your average run of the barley mill spots, rather sweet spots and private places where you can breathe in life and belch out a beer-flavored burp. Drink semi-responsibly, but most importantly, don’t get caught.
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If you’re at a beach where drinking is illegal and you still want to enjoy a frosty cold brew, you just need to get creative. Whether that means where you are or where you keep your drink (like a coffee cup) is up to you. We recommend a secluded beach, but just know that a red plastic cup is a red flag.
Someplace Private (But Still Public)
If you don’t mind a smell slightly funkier than a bar (along with the occasional rat or alley critter), you can drink just about anywhere in public that's private (but you didn't get that suggestion from us).
Maybe a Little Bit of Both
This is the year of the dumpster fire, be it physically, politically or socially, so why not combine the two? We love a good campfire on the beach, drinking beers with buds and telling stories, but you can build a fire almost anywhere. Just try to avoid doing it inside your home or school.
Michelle Obama once said "when they go low, we go high." Well, no wisdom could be more true than when trying to squeeze in a buzz on a crowded weekend. When everyone else drinks at eye level, you go low, possibly underneath the stairs or behind the bleachers. You remember the bleacher days, right?
In the Least Likely of Places
If you want a solid throwback, you could drink in your parents' basement, assuming you're not there already, but in the spirit of public drinking, we'll suggest your neighbors' backyard. They won't know whether to join you or watch in envy. Then again, they might call the police so make it snappy.
Anywhere With Wine in a Can
No matter where you decide to drink in public, be smart about it. And by smart, we mean drink your wine out of a can like an adult. It's inconspicuous and quite enjoyable. But whatever you do, don't (under any circumstances) incriminate yourself with any poorly-timed selfies.