Sure, that old lady who’s been chain-smoking next to the nickel slots since the (first) Bush administration might not look like the type of person you’d choose to spend your daylight hours around. But it’s a casino, so “daylight” is a pretty relative concept. Plus here, you can get a drink 24/7, maybe win some extra money, and you’re always surrounded by cool folks who are down for 2pm keno.
13. Restaurant/bar patios
This is a great option if you live in a place where dining outside doesn’t require dressing up like the kids from South Park. So, in a place with consistently warm weather. Otherwise, on those days when the warm sunshine streams down, EVERYONE in your city is going to have the same idea -- and it's gonna be practically impossible to get a table.
12. The race track
You’ve no doubt seen the crazy infield parties that go on at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes. But there’s no reason a little day drinking with a racing form should be limited to happening only twice a year. If you live in Southern California, weekend afternoons at Del Mar are a better scene than any beach. And if you don’t live in SoCal, well, standing on the rail with a beer and discussing your exacta picks with a guy who you’re pretty sure also works as an "enforcer" ain’t bad either.