Britney Spears Dines In No Alcohol Zone — BUT …

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Britney Spears
dined out last night with her boyfriend and a bunch of his friends … and alcohol became an issue.

The group of 8 went to dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village, near L.A.  We”re told before Britney arrived, a few people in the group ordered drinks at the bar.  They all then went to their table in the restaurant, leaving the drinks behind.

Here”s the deal … Britney — who once had a serious drinking issue that caused the custody judge to order her to undergo random testing — has laid down the law with friends — no one drinks when she”s at the table.  Someone who was there tells our sources … a waitress came by and brought a glass of wine that one of the women had been drinking, and apparently the woman knew the drill and said the waitress was mistaken — she wasn”t drinking wine.

Apparently … it was too much for at least one of the people to take.  We”re told once Britney left … one of the guys at the table made a beeline for the bar, ordered 3 vodkas in rapid succession and got kinda wasted.