The number of youngsters caught for underage drinking in nightspots has dropped from 42 in 2010 to 22 last year.
And strict liquor licensing laws means club owners and coffee shops can be fined $5,000 if they allow customers below 18 to consume alcohol on their premises.
But underage drinkers still easily skirt the rules and get their shots of alcohol in watering holes, as this 16-year-old boy proved to The New Paper.
At a coffee shop near his home in the east, an order of beer was served - no questions asked.
The problem is the young drinkers cannot hold their liquor and fights typically break out near nightspots when alcohol-fuelled clubbers turn violent.