New York, NY

Male, 33

I was a bouncer at one of the biggest sh-thole bars on the Upper East Side of Manhattan from 2005-2007. Ask me anything.

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Last Answer on July 30, 2013

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I heard that bouncers are to search visually through handbags and not physically with their hands. Is is true?

Asked by Jason over 11 years ago

I don't know, I never searched any handbags. At the end of the day who cares what the rules are? It's unenforceable. Are you going to tell a cop, "Hey, this guy physically searched my hand bag, he didn't do it visibly!"

I just got a fake id (yes I know it's bad), but should you know all the dumb questions like what is your zodiac sign, or is that a giveaway?

Asked by Jay Joe over 11 years ago

Is it a giveaway to be able to correctly answer questions about information on your fake ID? Take a wild guess.

Can I ask for ID after someone has entered the bar and has been served?

Asked by Semi over 11 years ago

Why wouldn't you be able to? The job is to protect the bar, having underaged people in the bar is a threat to the bar.

How do you deal with a Head of Security that transfers his duties to you, leaves his post constantly to chat with customers and other employees, eats while working, and breaks house rules for patrons that he knows? Is he reliable to watch your back?

Asked by New to the Game almost 11 years ago

There is a lot going on there. I can't answer this question without knowing the details. I would say this however: If you don't feel safe, quit.

Are bouncers allowed to frisk, search, or touch you in any way?

Asked by coach Q over 11 years ago

I don't know of any rule against it. Obviously a male bouncer shouldn't be patting down a female customer and vicer versa.

Are New York fake ids the best id to use in the midwest? As I have a real one and I used it in Milwaukee WI and the bouncer said it was fake and took it. It was actually real so i went back with the police.

Asked by Jason almost 11 years ago

This question makes no sense.

If you seriously have a real id and the bouncer thinks that it is fak, what is the best way to convince him that it is really your id and he will let you in? Also, how do you spot someone who has an id that looks real, but you just know suspicion

Asked by Jason almost 11 years ago

First thing I do is ask them to spell 'fake'. If they can do that I let them in.