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October 23, 2008

I'm not allowed in The Place Lounge

the place loungeI've driven and walked by The Place Lounge (on the 300 block of West Franklin Street) for a couple years now. And while I've always wanted to go in and review it, I never did.

After walking by yesterday and seeing this sign, I know I can't. I'm not old enough. (In case the print is too small for you to see, the sign reads, "Age requirement 30 and older only!").

Not sure how many Baltimore clubs have an age requirement, but I know it's not many. In fact, I don't know if I've ever seen this before.

Oh well. Maybe I'll be able to get to The Place in five or six years -- if it's still around then.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:11 AM | | Comments (7)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


FINALLY a reason to look forward to my 30th birthday in march!

all my life i have been waiting to visit THE place.

I guess it's for the benefit of those dodging the frat boys and meatheads headaches but is it really legal?

I'll be able to LEGALLY go in the place in 1 month! That sounds kind of depressing....

I'm not sure if this is true in Baltimore but in Anne Arundle County it is illegal to have anything over 21 & over establishment. The liquor board says it is Age Discrimination

If you didn't go in you missed a great club. Great DJ's and nice barmaids.
Plus it was just expanded a month ago.
The reason for the over 30 requirement is for folks over 30 to have a great time.
Usually there is free food and discounted drinks before 8pm.
Have you ever been to a club where everybody is just over 21? Everybody smokes, women under 30 look at you like your a pervert if you ask them to dance.
Then you look at a woman and she is about the age of your daughter.
For those of us who like to party with women instead of coeds, The Place is the place.

you can't be 20 on Sugar Mountain

I really like the adult atmosphere in the lounge. I have had a chance to frequent it on several occassions....totally enjoyed myself. The only thing that I would change is... The music is entirely to loud in addition to some nites people would like to listen to some soft music....chill on the volume!

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