Best Of 2011

BEST REASON TO HAVE A WEEKDAY BEER ON THE BEACH: Treasure Island’s 11-06 Ordinance

Sunset Beach was the last beach in the bay area where budget partiers could lounge in the sun while keeping cool with a tub of cheap, iced beers. That all changed with the passage of Ordinance 11-06, which banned the consumption of BYOB alcohol from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day — basically any time when massive amounts of hard-working young people are off of school and work and want to relax on the beach with beers that don’t each cost the equivalent of their hourly wage. While this law may have been intended to drive business to local beach bars like Caddy’s, it also gives poor college students and recent college grads in service industry jobs a great excuse to flood Sunset Beach during the week, or after dark, with beer and bad behavior.