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Re: “Drinking with a Bartender: A Night Out in Chapel Hill and Carrboro with Bowbarr's Fiona Matthews

blenheim's is ginger ale, not ginger beer.

Posted by jaketornado on 03/24/2016 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

I'm really surprised by all the intense feedback on this... There have been a few comments where I feel like the person writing has never looked into these ALE laws. As a bartender here in North Carolina I can tell you that the lash back from this is NOT miniscule. I, as the bartender could be blacklisted for bartender in the state of NC for the next two years and be charged with a misdemeanor that would create a criminal record. This is my livelihood, it is the only job I can work full time while also attending college full time. Yes, in the past (in a separate state) I had gone out with friends who used fake ID's. I didn't think anything of it because I didn't know of the consequences for the bartender. When I told my friend the backlash what the bartenders/business was she stopped using it. It's an unintentionally selfish thing to do, and sure maybe there are other more "delicate" ways to handle it. But after you've seen it dozens of times and have to deal with all the infuriated kids calling you a bitch.... you stop being as empathetic about it.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SammyNJuno on 03/24/2016 at 2:22 AM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Awesome tutorial on how to make fake ID's better! 👍🏻

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by mistersich on 03/24/2016 at 12:25 AM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Sorry anonymous commentator....I meant "Due to the fact that he has feelings of frustration that are related to his denial of entry to said establishment " ...I will forever keep my message board etiquette in line due this amazing revelation and epiphany that you have opened me up to ....

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Posted by Ken 1 on 03/23/2016 at 8:25 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

@Ikester: Thanks! My thoughts exactly! Threatening to have underagers boycott Zog's is precisely what I want to happen. Of-agers are welcome to boycott as well if they don't read well enough to realize that I never shamed anyone or blanketed all UNC students. I merely recounted tales of how I caught fakes at the bar, which is what I'm required to do to stay in business.

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Posted by Mandey Brown on 03/23/2016 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Haha, threatening to tell his underage friends to stop going to zogs. That's the point of the article, and I'm pretty sure zogs would very much appreciate your help!

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ikester on 03/23/2016 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Citizen_X - entitled much? The consequences of ALE busting a bar are QUITE significant. Or do you not remember that whole episode JUST LAST YEAR when that entitled little shit Chandler Kania decided to go drinking at LaRez and He's Not and then drive the wrong way down I-40 killing 2 people? Because LaRez and He's Not were slack, two people died, two businesses were fined significant amounts, and closed for a certain period of time.

But hey, all college kids deserve a drink right? Especially if they've paid for their craptastic fake ID that anyone could spot a mile away. Regardless if they're actually breaking the law or potentially putting others in danger because hey - they're young, immortal and can handle their booze? (FYI, you CAN'T. I can add to some of the stories Mandey wrote about here)

Get that ego in check. Reality can be harsh and you definitely don't seem to be ready for it.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CHLocal on 03/23/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

*every single college student with a fake ID who could get me fined and shut down. Try reading it again. it's the appropriate medium to call out anyone with a crappy fake. That's all the article was. Try reading it again.

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Posted by Mandey Brown on 03/23/2016 at 4:26 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

I am 23. I will not be going back to Zogs. This is not the appropriate medium for your personal attack on EVERY SINGLE COLLEGE STUDENT who simply wants a drink. You're reasoning that you are stating this to protect your employees and business is withheld until the end and undermines that reasoning. Zogs attracts under agers because it is a pretty shitty bar. This article does not portray Zogs as a place with employees that I would want to buy a drink from, even now that I am 23. (BTW I have had many many friends use fake IDs successfully at Zogs for years. I will, however, encourage them to not continue their patronage).

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Posted by citizen_x on 03/23/2016 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

I could go in there every day for a month and Jake would never call me anything but "ID?", so if the kids get three out of 5 letters of his name that's pretty good by his standards. Also the worst result of underage drinking already happened in Chapel Hill and the penalty for the bars involved was they each had to close for 90 minutes and pay like a twelve dollar fine, so I'm not sure anyone's livelihoods are at stake. Maybe you should be snatching car keys instead. And playing flash cards with Jake to teach him how to remember stuff.

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Posted by JimboJ on 03/23/2016 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Fake IDs should only work for voting, not for drinking.... Wait, maybe I got that backwards.

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Posted by ProudlyUnaffiliated on 03/23/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

You can relax at my bar if you're old enough to drink. If you're an underaged, entitled kid, you can't. What I left out of this article is how these kids have gotten physically violent with me and my door guys and have destroyed my property on the way out the door when we reject their fakes. I do not see violent, destructive people as future customers. If you're not one of those, we won't give you a reason not to relax.

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Posted by Mandey Brown on 03/23/2016 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

That comment is slutshaming and this article is patting zog's on the back for following the law. this bar is ok but this article makes the staff of this place seem like the last people in town i'd want to relax and have a drink near. and if you accuse someone of being "butthurt" you have the language of the nineteen y/o's youre putting down

7 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by commenter1 on 03/23/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “I Went to (Almost) Every Triangle Distillery—and Two Meaderies. We Have Those Now.

You didn't mention Seventy Eight C Spirit, Inc, the first legal distillery in Wake county.

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Posted by Donald McIntyre on 03/23/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

ROBR is obviously butt hurt that his crappy ID got taken away and now he has nothing to do when the other 19 year olds frequent the easy targets....

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ken 1 on 03/23/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Geez Robr - stretch armstrong levels of stretch on that slut shaming line. It's about as relevant as your salty review - boy you really put allot of thought into this bar...hopefully when you turn 21 you'll get to bring your actual herpes to Zog's.

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by fafafacku on 03/23/2016 at 2:05 PM

Re: “Laughing at Your Counterfeit: On Franklin Street, Mandey Brown Will Take Your Fake

Fakies aside. Who can recall the last time they went dancing at your creepy bar and why slut shame your potential customers, they can grind on whomever they'd like. You're one to talk about running a gross club, the bathrooms in Zogs haven't been cleaned since Hell was across the street. Where else can one get a warm beer, play pool on a tiny crooked billiards table, and feel pressured into buying absolutely horrible folk art decorating your "Etsy-in-real-life" dive. I'm surprised CHFD hasn't shut down your fire trap of a venue, it needs a good scrubbing. Zog's must be drunk speak for herpes, it just won't go away.

14 likes, 35 dislikes
Posted by RobR on 03/23/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “The INDY's Ten Triangle Bar Standbys

Bob Geary, who wrote the blurb, is the founder and mayor of West Raleigh! Ha!

Posted by Grayson Currin, INDY Managing + Music Editor on 03/23/2016 at 10:44 AM

Re: “The INDY's Ten Triangle Bar Standbys

There is no such a place as "West Raleigh". That term was created by Swarm and etc.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Arthur B Raleigh on 03/23/2016 at 9:30 AM

Re: “The Hardest Part of Dating With Herpes is Knowing When to Tell

Most people don't care about the virus itself: They care about how the virus is perceived. http://www.freeherpesdatingsite.com/

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Katie Ellen on 03/11/2016 at 11:41 PM

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