Jet Set Mafia defends 'no single men after 10:30' policy at Milan
Men unaccompanied by women not permitted after 10:30
Midnight Sun commenters cried foul, saying the policy was discrimination. Even liquor board chairman Stephan Fogleman weighed in.
But the Jet Set Mafia is standing behind its decision to keep single guys out of Milan after 10:30 p.m. -- unless they reserve a table.
"First off, we have the right to do that," said Rob Kowalski, who co-founded the Maryland branch of Jet Set Mafia. "That's what everybody else does. We do it as a way to keep the ratio good." ...
By "everybody else," Kowalski means clubs in Washington, New York and Miami.
"I've been to South Beach," he said. "If you're two guys and you walk up to the door, they won't even acknowledge you, let alone let you in. Baltimore is a little bit behind the times sometimes. This is no different from what everybody else is doing."
Jet Set Mafia runs events at the downtown nightclub mist and Meridian 54, among others. They only enact the 'no single men' policy at Milan, Kowalski said.
"This is a way to filter," he said.
(Baltimore Sun photo by Algerina Perna)