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Theater District club ordered shut for two days for serving minors

The Boston Licensing Board yesterday ordered a two-day suspension of Rumor's liquor license after police found three people under 21 in the club, two smelling of booze.

Police went to the Warrenton Street club on Feb. 10 specifically to look for underage drinkers after receiving a tip from Boston University police that the club was letting in people too young to drink legally. At a hearing on Tuesday, club owner Tom Montgomery said a doorman was taking money to let kids in. He said the doorman was fired after the incident.

The board set no specific date for the suspension, which the club can appeal to the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

Separately, the board "warned" the club over a massive brawl later the same night that left at least three women injured, spilled out onto Stuart Street and required police from as far away as Charlestown to respond. A warning means the board could take more severe action against the club for future incidents; in more immediate terms, it means a notice is placed in a file in the licensing board's office.

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"after receiving a tip from Boston University police that the club was letting in people too young to drink legally."

Is it possible to drink legally under 21? ;)

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Just head due north until you hit the Quebec border :-).

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Children can legally enjoy alcohol with their parents present in a private venue - such as having a little bit of wine with dinner just like everybody else there. Or, maybe, for Passover Seder or other toasts and celebrations.

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Actually, they can't do that, at least not in MA.

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...for a parent or grandparent to give alcohol to a person under 21 so long as they are in the home of that parent or grandparent and the alcohol is consumed on the premises.

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I would bet that communion wine is legal, too. As is a kid having a few sips at last night's family festivities.

In any case, I know that it is legal because I looked it up. My older one isn't interested anyway, and my younger one only likes saki. But their young friends from ethnic families enjoy wine with the parents and grandparents at Sunday dinner all the time - and it is, indeed, perfectly legal.

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Man that stuff is tough to drink. Burns the insides!

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