Every patron will be required to present proper identification to access The Vortex and the Laughing Skull Lounge. No ID = No entry. It’s just that simple.


When checking identification, we will only accept IDs that are acceptable under Georgia State law. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 3-3-23(d), proper identification means any document issued by a governmental agency containing a description of the person, such person’s photograph, or both, and giving such person’s date of birth and includes, without being limited to, a passport, military identification card, driver’s license, or an identification card authorized under O.G.G.A. 40-5-100 through 40-5-104.

Unacceptable Identification:

• Any document that does not meet the IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS noted above.

• Photocopied, Falsified, Altered or Expired ID.

• Digital photos of ID on a Camera or Cellphone.

• Library Cards, Membership Cards or Credit Cards.

• Student ID Cards, Foreign or Domestic.

• DUI Paperwork or other Traffic Citations.

• Birth Certificates.

• Gun Permits.

• Notes from your Mom.

Acceptable Identification:

• Valid Driver’s License, Instruction Permit, or ID Card issued by any U.S. State, U.S. Territory or the District of Columbia.

• Valid Georgia Temporary Driver’s License.

• Valid Drivers License or ID Card of any Nation.

• Valid Passport of any Nation.

• Valid U.S. Armed Forces ID Card.

• Valid Merchant Marine/Coast Guard ID Card.