remi wrote:As a burgin, I was unaware of the 'akwardness' that can be presented at these bars. It seems as people choose to forget to be self reliant and rely on other people for alchohal. I think I'm just going to bring a 60lbs of spiced rum everywhere I go. Plastic bottle = awesome. Speaking of, since i've never been to the playa, is the ground hard enough that if I dropped a bottle from hand height, would it break?
Bring some of your own alcohol, and either a flask or small canteen to decant into, plus your water canteen/camelback and a camping cup. Then you're ready for anything.
Will a bottle break from hand-height? It might. (The one such party foul I have seen involved one bottle actually hitting another, though). Glass is officially frowned upon, but hard to avoid entirely. Minimize problems by bringing a broom and dustpan, keeping control of any glass you do decide to bring, and not gifting beer in glass bottles to others. (This is why there is a fashion for Guinness, PBR, La Playa and other canned beers.)
I think I'm going to bring a tv dinner table, and a backpack with mix, booze and ice and set up a mini bar whereever I see a bar that's been over crowded... just to take the pressure off. Spiced rum and cola or bust.
This is probably obvious, but if you want to do this in someone else's bar, ask first. If you accidentally serve a minor, the bar could get in trouble for it.
Setting up a random tv tray bar somewhere is hilarious, though. If there's any question about age, make sure to check IDs and ask people if they can legally drink in the state of Nevada.