"For europeans, or anyone else..." New York City Local Custom Tip by DomLewenz

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For europeans, or anyone else from a country not up tight about alcohol people can be a bit funny about drinking. When we arrived in New York, we initially stayed in a youth hostel (on Amsterdam Avenue). At the end of the day, we decided to have a few beers, and sit in the beer garden outside. However the hostel staff told us that this was not allowed, and the only place we were allowed to drink like tramps in the street with brown paper bags covering the bottles. Bit surreal, as we only wanted a quick drink!

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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