Certain clothing not allowed in some bars downtown

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Students may want to check out their outfits before going out this weekend, not to check out their style, but to make sure their clothes won’t keep them from getting into bars.

Some downtown clubs and bars have specific dress codes they implement at the door. The clothes a person wears can potentially prevent their entry into these establishments.

“We want people to dress casual,” said Quincy Miller, owner of Skybar. “Look like you’re going to go to a club.”

At Skybar, people cannot wear work uniforms, gym clothes, athletic wear or anything that can be deemed disruptive or offensive. Gang-affiliated apparel will not be tolerated, Miller said.

There is a no shoes, no shirt, no pants policy; all three must be worn to gain access to the club. Belly shirts are deemed acceptable or not by the person working at the door. Jeans are appropriate as long as they are accompanied by a club-worthy top, Miller said.

These are not the only dress concerns that can limit entry into Skybar.

People will be judged on a case-by-case basis, Miller said.

Dress codes are temporarily on hold on theme-nights at Skybar.

“Be theme-specific,” he said. “Dress appropriately for the night.”

Uptown Downtown has similar views on dress and stresses the way people act, said Manager Gavin Nickle.

“Keep it as classy as possible,” Nickle said. “We like everyone to be on their best behvior.”

Three main dress code areas for Uptown Downtown are no saggy pants, flat-brimmed hats and most certainly no groups of people who excessively match in color, he said.

The bar also will not allow people showing inappropriate clothing.

“No one wants to see someeone’s underwear,” Nickle said. “It’s underwear for a reason.”

Nickle said the bar has had no real incidents with dress code.

Howard’s Club H doesn’t have a dress code policy.

“We don’t feel that [a dress code] is necessary,” said Ted Truman, bartender and part-time manager. “We’re a really casual bar. Come as you are.”

Howard’s doesn’t have a dress code because it doesn’t fear disruption or violence. It’s never had problems with violence, Truman said.

Senior Lauren Lochotzki said dress codes should be subject to the night in question.

“Different dress codes depend on the different themes,” she said.

Freshman Gunnar Lentz believes there should be dress codes at all bars and clubs.

“Dress codes prevent gang activity,” Lentz said. “It makes it a safer place.”