Miami Beach officials consider ending city’s famous 5 a.m. last call

Miami Beach officials consider ending city’s famous 5 a.m. last call


The party may soon be over early in Miami Beach, a city famous for its wee-hours-of-the-morning nightlife.

The seaside hotspot, wracked by weeks of chaos, including the death of at least one spring breaker, is debating whether to ban alcohol sales after 2 a.m. – or perhaps even earlier, if some local residents have their way, the Miami Herald reported Saturday.

Mayor Dan Gelber proposed the 2 a.m. last call on Tuesday, quickly inciting debate across the city. The current last call, under normal circumstances, is at 5 a.m.

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Attorney Steve Polisar, representing several local bars and restaurants, called the proposal a “death sentence” for the city’s nightlife.

Local activist and former city commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, meanwhile, has proposed a 10 p.m. curfew.

A Miami Beach police officer arrests a man for not paying his bill at a restaurant on Ocean Drive on March 27, 2021. AFP via Getty Images

“For the past year we’ve been under

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