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Old 02-11-2011, 07:15 AM
 
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Typically, if you go to a bar before 7:00-7:30 they only card those who are ordering alcohol. So if you limit your choices to those that also serve food (which is most), and get there in the early evening, you should be okay.

This is your best bet. A lot of places don't but someone at the door until 8 or 9pm when the drinking crowd actually shows up.

Some places will just write M's on someones hand indicating Minor, but generally they just won't even let the person in.
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:22 AM
 
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I wouldn't count on it- My 52 year old mom was carded at a bar in Chicago- she thought he was joking... he wasn't.
That happened to my mom at an Applebees haha. The server asked to see her ID and she pulled it out and I said something like "mom, he's kidding" and instead he had this deadpan expression and was like "no, I'm not." My mom was 54 with graying hair.

I don't really find that kind of thing infuriating though. Some employers are real sticklers on that kind of stuff and require employees to check all IDs. When I was a cashier in high school at a fruit market that sold alcohol, I was really hesitant about that kind of thing and sometimes I would check people who were much older than 21 and they would either laugh or get offended (a select few). I don't see what's offensive about someone thinking you look younger than you are.

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Old 06-13-2013, 09:28 PM
 
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I am currently furious. I just received an email showing my 10-year old grandson performing with a band. Words stated were drink up but don't get f. . . stoned. That is my precious 10-year old grandson being exposed to this environment. There should be a law against him being in that environment.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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I am currently furious. I just received an email showing my 10-year old grandson performing with a band. Words stated were drink up but don't get f. . . stoned. That is my precious 10-year old grandson being exposed to this environment. There should be a law against him being in that environment.
Nothing new, knew a dude who got wasted at....13 I think
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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As a bouncer for one of Chicago's most popular bars, I can say that yes, you probably will get carded, and no, minors are not let in in most places. The better or more popular the bar you go to, the more likely they are to be strict about this and the more likely the employer will require the employee to ask for ID even from people obviously over 21.

Also, please don't take it personal and throw a fit at the doorman for doing his job as the employer would like him to. If you're over-age and there's no one underage with you, it's likely to get you thrown out. You simply look like you could be either at or under the arbitrary number our employer has set for us (sometimes that number is "It doesn't f-ing matter, ID everyone"). It's not an insult and we're not doing it to waste your time. We're trying to keep our job. If you have someone underage and the bar doesn't allow anyone under 21 (even if it's not posted, or even if we have 4 different signs posted on the door you entered in like my bar), don't throw a fit if we can't let you in with them. If you do, thus ends the friendly conversation we were having and out you go.

Sorry if that seemed like a rant. I could say a lot more about peoples' poor behavior towards others in the service industry, but I'll leave it at what's relevant.

So, tl;dr: Yes, the status quo in Chicago is no one under 21. Even for places that serve food. Even if they have a dining room. If the place you wanted to go to just so happens to let minors in, great! Be happy about that. If it doesn't, politely ask if they can suggest something nearby that's close to what you're looking for.

(Didn't realize just how old this thread was, oh well.)
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