A typical Friday or Saturday summer night: Cruise State Street from Perry Square to the Public Dock, circle around and repeat the loop. Later in the evening, you could hop on Route 5 and drive to the New York state line for a case of "refreshments" (to save for later of course) then head back, stopping at Shades Beach with your friends.
That was the summer of '79 in Erie, Pa.
(Legal drinking age in Pa. at the time was 21 while 45 minutes east in New York state it was 18. And those road trips... they were memorable.) 😏