mindgarden saidI once went to a leather bar that wouldn't let my date in because he was Asian. At least they had the drill down. "Sir, I cannot allow you entrance in your present state of intoxication."
(FYI: I'd been with him all evening. All he had was tea.)
You just have to use the right code words.
Use code words, or slip the security some money.
But that's disgusting. Is it a bar still open today?
Not sure... that location is a yuppie shoe store now. Another "Eagle" is open a couple of miles away.
BTW, while I'll use a tip to grease security, I've also rewarded security, for questioning me!
One time was Rich's in Houston, when it was gay owned in 2002. Closed now I think. Well, among all the people lined up to enter that night I was the only one I saw get carded for age. I was 53!!!
In their defense I was wearing a motorcycle jacket, a Harley baseball cap pulled low, my sunglasses on because it was summer with the sun still up when I parked my bike, while the entrance passageway was dimly lit.
Rather than being insulted and making a scene I was incredibly flattered. And so I thanked the cute security guy and tipped him $5, and told him he could card me for age anytime he wanted. He always knew me on sight after that.
Some door guys are security Nazis on a power trip. And perhaps obeying discriminatory management policies. I can usually find a "work around" if I really want in.