Faking it with Fake IDs in DC Nightclubs

By Peach in Dc Nightclubs, Get in Style
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 5:03pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:41pm) Add comments

Fake IDs – Worth the Risk?

Disclaimer: We are not suggesting you purchase a fake ID. It is ILLEGAL.
This article is intended for entertainment purposes only.

With tons of  DC party schools and great nightlife options nearby, fake IDs are a right of passage for college students. This guide will walk you through the DOs and DONT’S of Fake ID and much more!

Punishment

Amazing! You’ve just scored a fake ID! With this piece of plastic, you’ve just earned an all-access pass to DC nightclubs. Right? No, not really! Fake IDs can be more of a hassle than they’re worth and carry life-changing penalties.

Before using a fake ID, consider the consequences…

PrisonersIf you are arrested and taken to the police station and placed in a holding cell, this is probably the only “jail” time you will see.  Misrepresentation of age in Washington, DC is a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum of a $300 fine and a 90-day suspension of your driving privileges if convicted.

This means you will have a criminal record. Having a conviction on your criminal record can have lasting consequences – including loss of scholarships or financial aid, the inability to hold certain jobs, and difficulty in obtaining certain occupational licenses.

How to Notice a Fake

DC bars have TONS of methods for determining if your ID is real or not. Think it’s only hair color, height, weight, torn edges and holograms they look for?  That’s child’s play.

  • Cards with magnetic strips can be swiped through ID scanners. A real magnetic strip will register in the system. Fakes display “invalid card.”
  • Black lights will reveal hidden images in some state identifications.
  • ID Reference Book – a bouncer training manual, complete with pictures and descriptions of IDs from all 50 states. Many bars also have a separate book with international forms of identification.

Pennsylvania IDs are a popular state to falsify. Can you spot the fake?

Fake PA ID

LICENSES 1, 3, AND 4 ARE LEGITIMATE PENNSYLVANIA LICENSES. LICENSE 2 IS THE FAKE.

Some under 21s will get an ID passed down from an older friend or relative. Keep in mind these IDs can still be dead giveaways.

Worst Fakes

From group photos to chugging a bottle, these fakers need to get a clue! Are you McLovin?

Fake ID Collage

Some Basic Dont’s

Don’t purchase at a store or on the Internet

Fakes are all over the Internet, with China producing some of the most authentic looking IDs.

Fake ID BustLast year in Chicago, Customs agents seized 1,700 counterfeit IDs that were shipped from China. Forty young people between the ages of 17 and 20 years old were charged with buying the fake IDs.

Most fake IDs found in head shops (think Adams Morgan) or novelty stores will never pass as a real ID.

How do these stores get around selling fakes?

Stores can sometimes get around this by claiming the IDs are for “novelty purposes,” though law enforcement is cracking down on this loophole.

Don’t give your ID Away

You are already over 21 and don’t have to worry about a fakes anymore. You think you are being nice giving (or selling) your ID to an upcoming freshman or younger sibling.

What could go wrong?

  • Contributing to false impersonation can get YOU in trouble!
  • The fake ID holder could use it to rent a car. YOU got insurance?
  • The fake ID holder could be caught stealing a car or killing someone… and claim it was YOU!
If caught, DO NOT be a D*ck!

Some bouncers are compensated for confiscating fake IDs. If you’re not arrested, you’re lucky, so don’t press your luck by asking to buy it back or fighting with the bouncer.

Don’t Go There!

Know your bar! If there is a bar or club that is notorious for underage clubbers – DO NOT GO THERE WITH A FAKE! Bouncers at under 21 clubs are specially trained to spot the fakes.

Dumb Sh*t People Do with Fake IDs

Stump the Drunk

If you are so desperate to be 21, then AT LEAST know your ID. Know “details” like address, date of birth, height, weight, hair color, etc.

Bouncers will try to confuse you. They may ask for your horoscope sign, the year you graduated high school, or the capital of your state.

Officially Stupid

Using a fake ID to obtain a passport, get a credit card, social security card, or obtain an apartment should be obvious, but people never cease to amaze.  Even getting a Blockbuster card with a fake is a big mistake.

Cop Blocking

Imagine this: while stumbling back to campus drunk, a cop stops you. Do you show them your fake? NO! Though you could still be arrested for public intoxication, showing a fake ID will just add to your charges and you will be spending summer break picking up trash on 395.

Pitiful Pass Back

Awesome! They just got past the bouncer at your favorite club. Now you’re idiot friend tries to pass back the same ID to you. FAIL! Unless the bouncer has amnesia, you’re toast.

Alternatives

Enjoy your youth, for one day, you will wish you could stop the aging process instead of pushing it along. In the meanwhile, there are a ton of DC nightlife under 21 options for you. Check out these spots and be glad you’re not that shriveled old cougar sipping on her wine spritzer or that creepy old guy with the Hooters take out bag and fanny pack!

For a complete list of DC clubbing no nos check out “Best Ways to Get Kicked Out of the Club” Guide

Mondays: Sabor at Lima Lounge DC

By Garrett Blakeman in Dc Nightclubs, Weekly Events
Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 12:05am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:46pm) Add comments
 

Latin events in Washington DC have a new home on Mondays.

Fiesta Mondays at Josephine lounge.

Featuring an OPEN BAR from 10PM to Midnight!

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Music Format
— DJ Jose: Salsa, Merengue, Hip Hop, Reggaeton

Free Admission
— No cover all night

Drink Specials
— Open bar for ladies 9-11pm

Age Requirement and Dress Code
Open to ages 21+, Proper ID and Attire is Required.  Dress Smart.  Guys: No shorts, boots, oversized tees, baggy jeans, tennis shoes, etc..  Girls: Keep it classy.

Lima Restaurant and Lounge is located at 1401 K St NW Washington DC 20005.
For more information or to book a table, call Lima Lounge at 202-789-2800


Sabor Mondays feature complimentary Salsa lessons for beginner and intermediate levels from 9-10:30pm. Lima’s only Latin Salsa night, featured by the Washington Post several times, is a great way to learn new moves and meet new people. An outdoor patio and ample indoor seating provide the perfect comfortable environment.

Sabor Monday is a 21+ event with no cover charge. Lima is metro accessible via McPherson Square or street parking, no valet on Monday. The kitchen is open until 10pm featuring delicious Latin-inspired cuisine such as Beef Empanadas, Ceviches, Churrasco, and more. After dinner dance the night away until 2am.


Everyone knows that, when it comes to DC Clubs, Lima is the crème de la crème!  Tuesday nights feature College Night, Lima’s only 18+ night, and its a party that bangs like none other.  Check out your top 5 reasons to check out this party!

Saturdays: Fight Nights at Barcöde

By peter in Dc Nightclubs, Weekly Events
Sunday, February 5, 2012, 2:00am. (Updated: 4/29/13 at 4:16pm) Add comments

Barcode: One of the best places to watch Boxing and UFC in DC!

Barcode isn’t exactly a sports bar, but it has all the amenities including a kitchen open til 12, (10) HDTVs and (2) HD projectors. Sit in the lounge, at a table, at the bar, or take a break and smoke hookah on the heated patio.

Come out with your buddies and watch the world’s best boxers and MMA fighters over dinner and drinks! Barcode features an amazing beer and wine selection, each of which includes over 40 options.

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For Happy Hour, drink specials and more info visit www.barcodedc.com or facebook.com/barcodedc

Location
Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
1101 17th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20036-4704

Call to make table reservations for dinner or bottle service at: 202-955-9001

Thursdays: International Night at Barcöde

By admin in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife
Friday, February 3, 2012, 8:00am. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:50pm) Add comments

International parties in DC, live at Bar-Code every Thursday

Featuring the best Spanish, Arabic, Persian, Greek and European music by DJ Delbar

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Amenities

  • Large heated patio
  • Extensive hookah/shishah menu
  • Kitchen open ’til midnight

VIP Options

  • VIP lounge area w/ Private Bar
  • Ketel One Vodka: $150
  • Jack Daniels: $150

Extra Info

  • Doors: 10 – 2
  • 21+, No Cover
  • Dress: Casual with class

Featuring:

– 38 beers + Seasonal Picks
– 19 white wines
– 19 red wines
– 14 sparkling
– 12 specialty cocktails
– 04 non-alcoholic coolers
Bottle Service Menu
– Hookah/Shishah: $30
– (10) 42″ HDTVs
– (2) 70″ HD Projectors
Restaurant Menu

International Thursdays at Barcode
pres. by Masoud A, hosted by Aslan A.
Barcode Restaurant, Bar and Lounge
1101 17th Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20036-4704

(202) 955-9001

Lost Society

By Ravi in dc bars, DC Lounges, Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightclubs and Nightlife Guide
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 2:16pm. (Updated: 6/18/14 at 4:37pm) Add comments

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  • Venue Type: Boutique Steakhouse, Bar, Lounge
  • Estimated Size: 300
  • Amenities: Happy Hour
  • Cover Charge: $0 – $10
  • Hours: Tue: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Wed/Thu: 5:30pm – 2:00am, Fri/Sat: 5:30pm – 3:00am,  Sun: 11:30am – 4:00pm
  • Dress Code: Dressy casual
  • Age Requirement: 21+
  • Location: U Street
  • Address: 2001 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009. (202) 618 8868
  • Website: www.lostsociety-dc.com
  • Contact: info@lostsociety-dc.com
  • Atmosphere: According to owners Dave Karim and Rich Vasey, Lost Society’s name refers to “the lost art of getting along… We want everyone to feel like they belong.” The diverse, upscale demographic suggests success. The DC restaurant & lounge feels like someone took their very upscale vintage home, put it on U Street and said, “sure, we can party every night!” The crowd is about 25-40, out for a good time but nothing crazy and looks good.
Venue Overview

Lost Society sits in the 2nd and 3rd level of an unassuming building on the corner of 14th and U Street. The ambiance inside is a far cry from the exterior.

Ascending the staircase brings DC foodies into a dining room full of rich colors and plush fabrics. Intimate corners and low light create an intimate yet upbeat atmosphere. A circular bar and southfacing windows provide a nice view of the action on U street.

Head Chef Joseph Evans, formerly of Smith & Wollensky, uses a 1,800 degree broiler to produce some of the best steak in DC!

Lost Society Washington DC steakhouse

A view of 14th and U from the deck at Lost Society. We call it a deck, but its really like a room that happens to be outdoors

The top floor is where the real action is. Designed to contrast with the second level; the white walls, wood floor, wall candles and chandeliers bring a sleek, more modern contrast to the comfort below. With a DJ booth at the end of the room and large deck with its own bar (tented in winter), the top floor of Lost Society is a great choice for going out in DC. The crowd is upscale, diverse and always smiling.

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Clockwise from top left: A packed top level, the top level during the day, the third floor deck, opa!!!!

 

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Comfortable dining at Lost Society!

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DC Area Best Live Music Venues

By peter in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Get in Style
Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 8:29pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 6:01pm) Add comments
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Take a break from your iPod and soak in the sounds of LIVE music at these DC, Maryland, and Virginia venues!

Fridays: POP at Ultrabar Nightclub

By admin in Dc Nightclubs
Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:00pm. (Updated: 1/21/12 at 12:23am) Add comments
Pop Nightlife DC Fridays at Ultrabar Nightclub Washington DC

DC nightlife’s biggest party on a weekly basis, Fridays in DC find top 40, house and mash ups at Ultrabar. Of the few megaclubs in Washington DC, Ultrabar keeps it most consistent!

Saturdays are Ladies Nights in Washington DC at Ultrabar: 01.07.12

By Ravi in Dc Nightclubs, Past Events
Monday, December 26, 2011, 4:30pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 4:17pm) Add comments
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Ladies Night in Washington DC happens every Saturday at Ultrabar. It’s highlighted by free shots at Midnight for ladies 21+. Receive free entry with the Panorama Facebook pass in the VIP section of the website!

Pop Fridays at Ultrabar Nightclub: 01.06.12

By Ravi in Dc Nightclubs, Past Events, Past Pop Events
Friday, December 23, 2011, 4:41pm. (Updated: 1/07/12 at 1:06pm) Add comments
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Friday Nights in DC belong to Ultrabar Nightclub’s 18+ DC nightlife event. 6 bars, 5 levels, 4 DJs, every week!

DJ Dirty Hands - Fri 12.23.11 [Pop at Ultrabar]

By Ravi in Dc Nightclubs, DC Nightlife, Past Events, Past Pop Events
Friday, November 11, 2011, 5:11pm. (Updated: 10/24/13 at 5:58pm) Add comments
Dj Dirty Hands Washington DC

DC’s biggest Friday party! 1000+ people, 6 bars, 5 levels, 4 DJs, tons of bottle service options

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