The Baseball Tavern told the Boston Licensing Board today that it will really crack down on underage college students bellying up to its bar after it was caught serving more young people.
The 1270 Boylston St. sports bar, which got a two-day license suspension for a Dec. 31 incident involving two underage men, was before the board for an incident on Jan. 26 involving two underage women caught by BPD detectives at the bar with beers - one draft, one in a bottle.
Sgt. Det. Robert Mulvey said that, as in December, he noticed a doorman swiftly letting in college-age patrons without bothering to run their IDs through a scanner.
A bar manager said that the bar has changed its security policies to avoid future under-age drinking. Doormen are now required to run all IDs through a scanner and roaming security guards will double check IDs of anybody inside who looks too young to be consuming adult beverages. The bar is also asking BPD to assign a detail officer on Friday and Saturday nights to scare away the underage set.
In addition to the other two detectives of the BPD licensing division, Mulvey was also accompanied by two inspectors from the Boston Fire Department, who found 225 people on a second floor licensed for just 150 people.
A bar attorney said that while the tavern as a whole did not exceed its capacity, she acknowledged the second floor did. She said the tavern now stations a bouncer at the stairs up to the second floor to ensure its capacity is not exceeded.
The board decides on Thursday what action, if any, to take.