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So Boston bars have this rule, if you’re under 25 years of age, you can’t use an out of state I.D. to buy alcohol. Now it’s understandable where this comes from. There’s a bunch of snot nosed 17-year-olds out there grabbing up fake I.D.s left and right and they know that it’s never going to work if you have a fake Mass I.D. in Mass. It’s just common sense the people working bars see those I.D.s every night of the week, they’ll spot a fake Mass I.D. in Alston from the North End. The kids for the most part can barely even pass for 21 nevermind 25 either so they have to get on that falls in that range.
The problem here lies in the fact that for the most part, these bartenders should be able to use their judgement to spot out these imposters. It can’t be good for business to deny travellers from other states service in one of the greatest American cities. Boston’s not just one of the greatest cities in America, but one of the hardest partying cities in the world as well. What effect does this have on our reputation across the country? If you went to New York City wouldn’t you want to hit the bars to see what the big deal is? You’re damn right you would, and you would be able to too, but if you came from N.Y. to MA and you’re under 25, you’d be the pussy drinking shirley temples all night instead of looking like a boss ordering shots of Grey Goose for the whole bar.
Something needs to be done to stop this monstrosity of a law, and it needs to be done last Wednesday.
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