Even on a slow night in downtown Iowa City, ID-checker Jake Park has a system.
“For everyone 21 or older, you get a wristband. 18, 19, 20, they get an X on their hand,” Park said, a senior at the University of Iowa. At ten o’clock, everyone without a wristband has to leave.
Park says there haven’t been too many issues with underage patrons staying late—a ticket is $300 for the first offense.
“Plus the cops always stop in around 9:50 anyways, and hang out in the back. So everyone’s like oh, (expletive) time to go!”