Reader: Show an ID When I'm on Medicare? No Thanks!

Categories: Cafe Society

There are all kinds of happy hours in Denver, from the glitzy to the grim, the highbrow to the 'hood. This week, Chris Utterback visited what could be the ultimate neighborhood bar, the Rosa Mia Inn, which is under new ownership but has the same old friendly vibe that dates back to 1966. Back in those days, bartenders weren't as careful to card all patrons -- but today, when liquor-license inspectors are out in force, it's the smart thing to do.

See also: Happy Hour at the Rosa Mia Inn -- That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling

Even if some patrons don't find it very neighborly. Says Dave Barnes:

Not my favorite.

I was asked for my ID at 10:30 on my only visit.

Show an ID when I am on Medicare? No thanks. Bye.

Does it irritate you when a server asks for your ID -- which is located right next to your AARP card? Or do you consider it par for the course today? Post your thoughts below.

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Rosa Mia Inn

4395 Yates St., Denver, CO

Category: Music

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Agreeing with Barnes on this one.  I'm clearly in my 60s and the lady I have lunch with on Thursdays just turned 70.  You want to check our IDs (100% Agave most recently)?  Totally silliness and kind of insulting.  I've reviewed Colorado liquor laws in depth researching this practice and there is no requirement for it when patrons are clearly of age to be consuming alcohol.  If your bartenders can't tell the difference between underage and customers in their 60s and 70s, you've hired the wrong bartenders.

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