Beach town bans beer pong to curb party image

January 28, 2010 5:51:22 PM PST
It's game over for beer pong in downtown Huntington Beach.

The City Council in the Orange County community passed a ban last week on alcohol-based games in new downtown restaurants and those trying to renew their entertainment permits. A ban for existing restaurants was passed last fall.

The idea is to change the downtown's image as a place for extreme partying.

Beer pong involves trying to shoot ping-pong balls into cups of beer. A contestant must drink the cup when an opponent scores.