Bar Anticipation’s identification policy follows that of New Jersey State Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.
Identification questions CANNOT be determined over the phone or via email. Since, the appearance of the individual presenting the identification must be compared to the identification presented by the individual, identification questions can only be answered in person by the individual looking at the identification in question.
It is always a good idea to carry two forms of photo identification as detailed below.
Drivers License / Identification from the NJ Division of Motor Vehicles – If a driver’s license is changed, duplicate, not from New Jersey, or if the door person is not certain that the individual presenting the identification is the person who is pictured on the identification, secondary (back up) photo identification is required.
Passport (not passport card) – If the passport appears altered in any way, or if the individual presenting the identification does not look like the person on the passport, it will not be accepted.
Since a passport photo can be a number of years old, it is recommended that you bring a secondary photo identification as detailed below.
The below can be used as secondary (back up) identification only:
- County Identification Card (photo)
- Military ID (photo)
- College ID (photo)
- Credit Card, Debit Card, or Bank Card (photo)
- NJDMV Boat License (photo)
If there are any questions, after presenting two forms of photo identification as detailed above, the following may be used to help the door person decide if the individual is of age. The below is not to be used in place of secondary identification however:
- Automobile Registration and Insurance Card (together)
- Credit Cards (non photo)
- Work Identification
- Anyone who is believed to be visibly intoxicated will be denied entry.
- Anyone who is believed to have been recently in a fight (bleeding, torn clothing, visibly agitated) will be denied entry.
- Anyone acting in such a manner to suggest that they will cause a disturbance on the premises will be denied entry.
- Even if an individual has all of the above identification, if the door personnel does not believe the person presenting the identification is the person to whom the identification belongs, that individual will not be allowed access to the establishment.
The bottom line is, if there is a doubt about your identification, bring as much back up as you possibly can to give yourself the best chance of getting into the bar.
All identification issues must be handled at the door with the person presenting the identification in question. Identification issues cannot be solved over the phone or e-mail.