Gentlemen, Collared Shirts Only

New Adams Morgan Bar Loves the Ladies

## ## As local blogger Tim at the 42 reported yesterday, the 2323 18th St NW spot formerly occupied by Nolan’s will open again this Saturday. The replacement, “The Town Tavern,” has some gender specific rules for entrance, and they’re not benefiting Adams Morgan’s storied dude population.

Here are some specifics: Women 21 and over can enter, but men must be 23. “No unaccompanied groups of males” are allowed. Most of the dress code applies to both genders (No Hats, No Visors, No Do Rags, No Tank Tops, No Cut Offs, No Sleeveless Shirts, No Jerseys, No Sneakers, No Combat Boots), but one rule is men only: they’ve gotta wear collared shirts.

These rules appear to be condescending toward the neighborhood’s men, but really, I think they’re more offensive to women. The collared shirts, the older men, the anti friends groups rule; they’re all made assuming that this is what women want, and that ladies will be falling over themselves to line up to experience these perfectly calibrated hook up conditions.

Whether Town Tavern can convince Adams Morgan to abandon its free for all clusterfuck hook up culture for a more refined, collared experience remains to be seen. Drink up Town Tavern’s full set of rules, after the jump:

You Must Present Two Valid Forms of Government Issued Photo Identification to Enter No Exceptions

Dress Code Strictly Enforced (No Exceptions): Appropriate Attire Required At All Times. Gentlemen, Collared Shirts Only. No Hats, No Visors, No Do Rags, No Tank Tops, No Cut Offs, No Sleeveless Shirts, No Jerseys, No Sneakers, No Combat Boots.

No College ID Excepted Ever, No International Student ID Cards Accepted, No Form of Expired Identifications Accepted, No Paper Temporary Licenses Accepted Without Accompanying Picture ID, Backup Photo Identification Required On All Out Of State Licenses

No Unaccompanied Groups Of Males

Door Close and Lights Up 30 Minutes Prior to Closing Time

THE GOLDEN RULE: IF ANYONE IS BEING RUDE AND/OR OBNOXIOUS AT THE DOOR THEY WILL BE DENIED ENRTY FOR THAT NIGHT AND CAN WORK THE PROBLEM OUT WITH MANAGEMENT SOME OTHER TIME. ONCE A PERSON IS ASKED TO LEAVE THEY ARE PROHIBITED FROM RETURNING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE NIGHT. THERE WILL BE NO CONSIDERATION FOR RE ADMITTANCE.

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