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October 1, 2007

Rules, rules, rules

Walked by Xanadu Restaurant and Lounge on Calvert Street this morning (where Club X Ultra Lounge used to be) and noticed this giant list of Do's and Don'ts posted on one of their doors:



My favorite: 'No manipulating of beverages or smoking material.' What does that mean? No stabbing someone in the eye with a lit cigarette?

Wonder what kind of trouble they got in (or clientele they attract) that made them write up such a massive list of rules ...

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:33 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


Yeah, but it doesn't say no guns or knives.

No turning a cheap cigar into a blunt?

No breaking a bottle and using it as a weapon?

My favorite is no physically concealing wraps or shirts...especially if you're a woman.

You can't wear sweaters? Did we lose a war or something?

i can give a good guess.

no sweaters, concealed wraps, etc. so that you can't sneak in weapons like pam grier in coffy.

no manipulating of beverages = no spiking drinks, no roofies, etc.

i think mary's right about the smoking material. no manipulating of smoking material = no gutting of cigars, filling with illegal substances and smoking it.

if i told you how i knew these things, i'd have to kill you. ;)

What kind of place is that, that has so many rules on the door? I was surprised it didn't mention something like "no flatulation" or "please bath before entering."

That’s about all that’s missing. LOL.

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