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Bar scene gives Huntington Beach both headaches and a hearty revenue boost

Apr 2, 2011 8:25:11 PM- latimes.com
With a high DUI rate and residents complaining of drunks on the streets, the city has imposed restrictions and employed new police tactics. But the tax money generated by partyers is much needed, city leaders say.

About 1:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, Huntington Beach's Main Street is humming with activity. The air is crisp and salty, and despite the cold, women in colorful tube dresses are laughing and men in collared shirts are whistling in appreciation.