There are few things better than strolling down the street with a cold drink in hand. Unfortunately, for a country founded on independence and freedom, the United States restricts this simple pleasure to only a few dozen spots—and the laws aren’t always clear. For example, some towns allow public drinking anywhere within the town limits. Other municipalities allow open containers only in specific entertainment districts within the city. These are some of the best libation-friendly locales, along with details about what the drinking law allows—and the best time of year to wave that drink around in public.
This article originally appeared on Liquor.com.