For those of who don’t live in Iowa City, probably don’t care or know that they recently switched the bars to 21 over.
I’m a big fan of the bars being 21 over. … But honestly I really can’t tell the difference. They still seem to be busy and if anything they seem busier this summer then they did last….
but maybe I was influenced by the fact I was still a college kid last summer. (oh, the good old days)
And it should probably be noted that I only regularly liked going to bars that were 21+ before this new law and these bars probably only had 10 people in them to begin with.
I mean I will admit that I like the freshmen throwback every once and awhile, where you go to Sport Colum or Summit for a drink and remember your younger days when you were willing to go to a bar and pay cover without getting any drinks specials in return.
(seriously, we were idiots)
and it should also be noted that I have no idea if these bars are noticing a decline in sales… but honestly, unless you’re 19 year old or a creeper hitting on 19 year olds there is no reason to go to either one of these places.
But anyways. The one thing I have noticed is that IC cops have absolutely nothing to do.
I have witnessed a group of cops on two different occasions walk into a bar and find their friends and then just chill for 5-10 minutes before they leave.
I mean I’m sure once school starts up again they will have something to do, like taking away fakes and giving out tickets.
But all I know is that it's currently a great time to be a cop in IC. 21 + year olds love cops.
In conclusion: I love the bars being 21+ almost as much as I love them being smoke free.