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Back From College
You’re out of college for the summer and “knowing brothers in the frat” or being friends with the bouncer isn’t going to get you into bars in the city like it does back on campus. You need something that works and you need something quick. Its time for a fake ID, but like sex, there’s not only one way to get the deed done. So before you run off to the sketchiest area of the city asking “you got fake id?” like a Chinese tourist, lets look at a couple of other ID options you can use to get you into the hottest bars and clubs back home to keep you busy till school starts again.
Scan of Passport
This one works best in busy cities, but is devilishly effective and almost cost free. Make a color scan of your passport; get your local Photoshop nerd to edit the birthday - then print! Just carry this copy in your wallet and get ready to put on your best fake accent as you explain “The hotel told me to keep my passport in the Hotel, so I only have a copy of it”. Works well, and the best part is, its bouncer proof. Oh no, you encountered a bouncer who took the paper away, or even worse, shredded it in front of you? BOO-HOO. Stop home and click print!
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If you have a sibling who looks like you and is of similar age, you basically have the path paved for victory. No one can stop you, and to put your ID into overdrive, get your siblings old credit card or debit card to guarantee legitimacy. This 1, 2 punch combination basically makes you 21. If you don’t have any siblings (you know of) but have a friend who looks like you, just double check and remember your name and birthday of him. If you can’t remember your ID name and Birthdate, then you probably shouldn’t be drinking to begin with.
The hardest but most rewarding. Ironically this method works best only in super sketchy low budget places (your local Chinatown) or super high end “we don’t need to card” restaurants and bars (except then your paying out the ass). The best way to role with no ID is to sneak into the bar or club, pretend you were inside already or the infamous “I forgot my sweatshirt/wallet/keys/girlfriend” inside. Worst they can say is no! You can also join in with the “just smoking a cig” club outside and walk back in with them, hoping to blend into the crowd. Even if you don’t get into any clubs I can assure you, you and the boys will have stories to talk about for days afterwards.
Hopefully with these tips, you should be getting into bars and clubs in your area while saving both $$ and time. Watch out though, you can get thrown out of the bar just as easily as getting in, so don't go screaming BEERPONG as soon as you run through the door. More College related articles to come!