YOU MUST BE 18 OR OVER TO ENTER

GEORGIA STATE LAW
In July of 2005, State bureaucrats, and anti-smoking zealots, enacted the “Georgia Smoke-Free Air Act.” As a result, every restaurant owner in Georgia was forced to choose between admitting minors or allowing their customers the freedom to smoke. Guess which option we chose? Bye-bye kiddies! Our patrons now enjoy eating, drinking and socializing in an “adults-only” environment. And they can still light-up if they want to. It’s a win/win situation. Thanks, crazy Fascists. Please understand, we cannot grant any kind of a “waiver,” as this is not just a company policy, but also State law.

JUST SHOW YOUR ID
Do not give anyone a hard time when they ask to see your ID. Sideshow geeks get paid to guess your age, but we are required to verify it. So if you are refused a drink, or denied access to the bar because you don’t have your ID, it’s your own damned fault for being a dumb-ass.

NOW LET'S REVIEW
You may be carded at the door because you must be 18 to enter The Vortex. This will require a valid government issued form of identification. Your college ID or a wrinkled photocopy of a speeding ticket won’t cut it. If you order alcohol you may be carded a second time because you must be 21 to drink. Take it as a compliment. Hell, we might even card you a third time if you move from a table to the bar. We are not trying to be difficult. We are just protecting our government-issued liquor license, and the livelihood of our entire staff. We are required to obey the law, and so are you. So just shut your face and show your ID.

PENDING POLICY CHANGE
In an attempt to create a more hassle-free experience for our loyal patrons, and increase the operational efficiency of our bar, effective January 1, 2015 both locations of The Vortex Bar & Grill will restrict access to persons 21 and over at all times.