The Drinkers Guide to New York
March 11, 2012 8:10 AM   Subscribe

If you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or March Madness in New York, the State Liquor Authority can help plan your festivities with this handy guide to every establishment in the state of New York licensed to sell alcohol.
"... LAMP, the NYS Liquor Authority Mapping Project... is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) allowing users to search, visualize and analyze licensing data with respect to other relevant geographic data."
You can use layers to filter the data by type of license, proximity to schools and churches along with pulling up the licensee data and violation history. You can use the measuring tool to plan routes and satellite imagery to scope out parking.
posted by cedar (8 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
EPIC PUB CRAWL.
posted by KingEdRa at 8:32 AM on March 11, 2012


Finally! Something to make government USEFUL!
posted by briank at 10:09 AM on March 11, 2012


Now if only someone could interface this dataset with PATH exit numbers by station on St. Patty's day and then cut off all the data points within 1 hour's walk--Voila! A guaranteed enjoyable St. Patrick's day!

Just sayin'.
posted by anewnadir at 12:40 PM on March 11, 2012


Do we really need a special occasion?!
posted by chavenet at 3:12 PM on March 11, 2012


A guaranteed enjoyable St. Patrick's day!

I find staying home a pretty guaranteed enjoyable St. Patrick's day.
posted by mollymayhem at 3:26 PM on March 11, 2012 [1 favorite]


Hey, other states do this too!

Yes, that's right, folks, all eighty-odd establishments licensed to sell hard liquor! (closed Sundays)
posted by Earthtopus at 10:43 PM on March 11, 2012


Be fair, not all of 'em are closed on Sundays. I think that's Rhode Island?
posted by Earthtopus at 10:44 PM on March 11, 2012


Yes, that's right, folks, all eighty-odd establishments licensed to sell hard liquor! (closed Sundays)

Holy crap. There are 636 establishments licensed to sell liquor in my 49 square mile city. Not including bars.
posted by mollymayhem at 11:54 PM on March 11, 2012


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