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You Can Now Drink Wine And Beer While You Shop At This Mall

It's time for a sipping spree!

Happy hour at a shopping mall in Texas just got a little bit happier. The Shops at La Cantera, a mall in San Antonio, now lets patrons drink alcoholic beverages while they shop.

“We look at it as a ‘sip and shop’ activity that we can provide for our customers,” Brian Schroeder, senior general manager of The Shops, told local ABC affiliate KSAT in an interview. “It’s just another way to make sure people can have a great experience while they are here.”

Two restaurants at the mall, Luciano Pizzeria and Tiny Cantina, are licensed to sell alcoholic drinks in closed containers. If customers want to walk around the mall with their beverage, they have to insert the straw into the plastic lid themselves, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

There’s one more tiny catch: Patrons walking around with wine or beer in a cup have to wear a wristband, so mall security workers know not to hassle adults who were given the beverage legally. When you leave the mall, you have to leave your beer behind, too.

The Shops do look like a nice place to go for a stroll with a glass — er, cup — of wine: