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 Are you allowed to drink on your 21st birthday?
SGocka  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:01:28 AM
This may sound like a stupid question but:

Say you turn 21 on Saturday, can you go the the bar Friday at midnight and drink?

I've also heard that some states you can't legally drink till the next day, this sounds like bullshit to me.

Anybody know anything about this?
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RotaryPowered  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:02:30 AM
No, have to wait 24hrs.

I went to the bar at midnight, had a cool waiter say she couldn't serve that same evening, but would anyways since it was my Bday
davis9588  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:03:22 AM
In MS you can. I did it. Even pointed my birthdate out to the officer who responded to the bar fight...
NAEP3  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:03:53 AM
North Dakota passed a law against it, I believe. They discourage "power hours".
LoBrau  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:05:25 AM
It becomes your birthday at midnight, doesn't it? Of course you can drink and if you do it right, you can drink for free (I did, and got torn-out-the-frame drunk without spending a dime).

ETA: The rumor around these parts was liquor stores would sell to you the day before your birthday as well, but I have no idea if that's true.
odiedodi  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:06:35 AM
We took my brother to a liquor store the day before his 21st, and the guy said he would sell to him then. My mom bought it for him anyway though, since he didn't have any ID.
SGocka  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:06:59 AM

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
It becomes your birthday at midnight, doesn't it? Of course you can drink and if you do it right, you can drink for free (I did, and got torn-out-the-frame drunk without spending a dime ).

That's how I see it. When I turned 21 I drank the day of my birthday but I didn't do the midnight thing.
shadesofgrey  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:07:17 AM
I had my first drink at a bar at 12:01 am the morning of my birthday. Bouncer bought me a shot after seeing my ID.
PantherArms762  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:08:33 AM
I went to the Cowboy Club in Old Town, downtown Wichita on the night before my birthday.

I went to the doorman at midnight, handed him back my ID and said, I'm 21, I want my band.

He looked at his watch and said we better call time and temp just to be sure. So he did, and it was 11:58. He made me wait the 2 minutes.

He put the band about half way around my wrist and stopped, he asked, what time were you born on the 20th?

I said STRAIGHT UP MIDNIGHT, GIMME ME BAND FUCKER!

So he did.
FooBarBaz  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:08:48 AM
I did this on my 21st. Bouncer looked at my ID, looked at his watch, said 'happy birthday", and let me in.
Foxxz  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:10:01 AM
Because +-24 hours a man changes substantially at his 21st birthday. Drinking law is stupid IMHO.


-Foxxz
the1919man  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:10:24 AM
Me and all my friends down here in Texas did that last year.
At midnight, it's technically your birthday.
DangerJ  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:10:35 AM
Midnight on your birthday is GTG here.
Tom_Swift  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:11:13 AM
Haha in Canada we can drink at 18/19 and on our Birthday
BeRzErKaS  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:11:17 AM
hmm... shots at the stroke of midnight was a cherished drunken tradition in college. no clue if it's actually legal or not...?
ScubaTexas  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:13:31 AM
Your GTG in Texas
nightstalker  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:14:20 AM
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/LegalDrinkingAge.html

Looks like the 3rd world is more like the old west story where if you could peek over the bar you could get a drink.
shade_1313  [Life Member]
7/16/2010 10:14:24 AM
You can, at least in Nevada. One trip there, a guy from my squadron turned 21 while there, and started drinking right after midnight.

We were nice, and gave him the next day off to recover.
motown_steve  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:16:46 AM
I got so fuckin' plastered on my 21st birthday that I don't even remember turning 21.
jaholder1971  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:18:05 AM
Originally Posted By Foxxz:
Because +-24 hours a man changes substantially at his 21st birthday. Drinking law is stupid IMHO.


-Foxxz


+1000

Fuck M.A.D.D. and all the other do-gooder bitches that are fucking with the 26th amendment.
VBC  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:18:36 AM
Originally Posted By odiedodi:
We took my brother to a liquor store the day before his 21st, and the guy said he would sell to him then. My mom bought it for him anyway though, since he didn't have any ID.


I think in VA the flood gates open on the day before your BD.

(I can't remember if I drank the day before or on the day.)
Magurgle  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:23:36 AM
Originally Posted By nightstalker:
http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/LegalDrinkingAge.html

Looks like the 3rd world is more like the old west story where if you could peek over the bar you could get a drink.


Well, even though Mexico says 18 I have been served at 13 and 14 with no question or hesitation. One time the bouncer did make me go home because I had shorts on, I came back with pants on and he even waved me past the people in line.


As to the OP here in Ohio midnight on your birthday is GTG
ReflectionsBurn  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:27:15 AM
louisiana several years ago we had a gal that was really good friends, waited outside bar we were playing at until midnight...walked right on in and ordered
JoeCoastie  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:27:54 AM
I did in VA. Went to the bar at about 1145. Had a coke, watched the game on TV, had a smoke and at 1201 I asked for a Guiness. Bar tender asked for my ID, looked at it poured me a glass and said it was on him. Good times.
California_Kid  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:28:31 AM
Allowed? It's REQUIRED.
JoeCoastie  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:29:28 AM

Originally Posted By ScubaTexas:
Your GTG in Texas


I went to TX when I was 17 to visit some family. My second cousin was my "legal Guardian" and took me to AppleBees when I got off the plane. My first beer ever? Shiner. mmmmm
DaBeamz  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:30:38 AM
Originally Posted By SGocka:

Originally Posted By LoBrau:
It becomes your birthday at midnight, doesn't it? Of course you can drink and if you do it right, you can drink for free (I did, and got torn-out-the-frame drunk without spending a dime).

That's how I see it. When I turned 21 I drank the day of my birthday but I didn't do the midnight thing.


Yeah same here.
kdanderson5  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:32:22 AM
I just went to my small hometown bar the night I turned 21. They let me in no questions asked, it was actually the bartender that made me come up there in the first place haha. This don't really help your question though since I had been drinking in that bar since I was 18!
jimhoff  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:32:49 AM
The law was 18 when I started going to bars at age 16. Way back then. If I was 18 now, I'd be pissed. Or sober
GeorgeInNePa  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:33:57 AM
It works in PA.

If you are 21 on the 10th and the 10th starts at 12:01, why shouldn't it apply?

My baby sister did it 2 years ago. My little brother and I met her at a bar/nightclub for her first legal drinks after 12 midnight.
replicators  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:35:02 AM
Was out with a friend on her 21st, saturday at midnight, no issues.
kdanderson5  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:35:17 AM
Originally Posted By JoeCoastie:

Originally Posted By ScubaTexas:
Your GTG in Texas


I went to TX when I was 17 to visit some family. My second cousin was my "legal Guardian" and took me to AppleBees when I got off the plane. My first beer ever? Shiner. mmmmm


Shiner is the shit man! They finally started carrying it in cans in Iowa a couple weeks ago. Around the same time they started carrying 12 packs of bottles up here too. It sucked going into the store and buying six or seven 6'ers

MrKandiyohi  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:38:37 AM
When I turned 18, I walked up to the bar, handed the bartender my driver's license, and asked for my free pitcher. Since I had been drinking there all night and for months earlier, he wasn't too happy. He still gave me my free beer.
possum5885  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:40:42 AM
i got drunk for the first time when i was like 15.

by 21 it just made it legal.
MrYar  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:42:17 AM
you guys are a bunch of alcoholics
sailsail  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:49:02 AM

Originally Posted By MrYar:
you guys are a bunch of alcoholics


Deej86  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:49:56 AM
I went to the Secretary of State's office(DMV) and got my ID renewed on my 21st.
ArchInfidel  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:54:44 AM
Every bar tender I have talked to here said they cant because you weren't 21 when they opened for business that day. I know I didn't because I had a few exams the next day. Still doesn't seem right but they say thats how it is.
Plumbata  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:57:02 AM
My legal drinking age was 18. I don't remember it. By age 21 I had sworn off drinking.
cyborg543  [Member]
7/16/2010 10:58:18 AM
durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............

i think it's illegal NOT to drink on your birthday. quit worrying and go get drunk you fag!

i had my first legal drink wearing this ghey as fuck monkey suit because I was scheduled to rip tickets at the cinema that day. that was a college job that kept me from starving to death. popcorn and stolen kit kats, a fine meal.

imagine trying to bulldoze crowds of "angry disadvantaged youth" looking like orville redenbacker in a friggin blue bow tie.

dramsey2k4  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 10:59:17 AM
In New Orleans, Midnight is still early... just sayin
fullmedaljacket8  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:00:28 AM
I couldn't I was in Iraq at the time...
stockshift  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:00:30 AM
Originally Posted By MrYar:
you guys are a bunch of alcoholics


"Beer is proof that God wants us to be happy." (Benjamin Franklin)

TacticalMOLONLABE  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:01:10 AM

Originally Posted By sailsail:

Originally Posted By MrYar:
you guys are a bunch of alcoholics



Free country and all that...
SGocka  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:04:34 AM

Originally Posted By cyborg543:
durrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............

i think it's illegal NOT to drink on your birthday. quit worrying and go get drunk you fag!



I'm not worried about anything. I'm 26, I was just curious.
Powderfinger  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:06:26 AM
No, you have to be 22 to drink. Haven't you heard?
The_Gooch  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:06:57 AM
I was in Las Vegas on my 21st B-day and I got to do everything.
mean_sartin  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:15:50 AM
Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I got so fuckin' plastered on my 21st birthday that I don't even remember turning 21.


+1

Then my friends got me a "New Jersey Turnpike"
Toemoss  [Team Member]
7/16/2010 11:22:20 AM
In iowa midnight is the next day so yes you can be served.
Makarov  [Member]
7/16/2010 11:26:28 AM
In Florida you can (or could at least). The day I turned 21 my Girlfriend took me out to a bar for my first legal drink. She was still only 20 so it was soda for her. She bought me a drink and told me it was over, she was leaving town in the morning and didn't want me to try and contact her ever again. She got up, left the restaurant and left me there with my first legal drink (it was a some kind of pilsner). Happy fucking birthday

FWIW- I spoke to her that night (before she hung up on me) and I spoke to her about six months later when she called to say that she was happier than she had ever been in her life but she was sorry if she had hurt me. Beyond that I never heard from her again or founfd out where she went.
cockednlocked1911  [Member]
7/16/2010 11:29:38 AM
Originally Posted By davis9588:
In MS you can. I did it. Even pointed my birthdate out to the officer who responded to the bar fight...


what if you were the officer responding to the bar fight.. on your 21st birthday?


thats how i roll!
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