Shawn Mendes Denied Entry To Irish Pub
Shawn Mendes was left red-faced this week when he was denied entry into Dublin’s Bruxelles pub because he’s not yet 21.
The legal drinking age in Ireland is 18 – just like it is in parts of Mendes’ native Canada – so he singer figured there was nothing holding him back. Turns out, the popular live music club has a strict 21+ entry policy.
A video clip circulating online shows Mendes politely saying "OK, thank you" (so Canadian!) after a bouncer tells him he won’t be allowed in for a post-concert tipple. Arms folded, he then says "Wow" before walking away.
@ShawnMendes in Dublin,Ireland today— Shawn Mendes❤❤❤ (@Darenn15) April 15, 2019
The guard don't want to Shawn pass in the bar because he said he is to younger because In Ireland the legal age for drink is 18 but in bar some manager want what people have 21 or higher
So sad for Shawn 😢 but it is okay u can find another pic.twitter.com/7hERJYnkM7
The 20-year-old singer had just performed two consecutive nights at 3Arena in Dublin.
After being denied pub access, Mendes did the next logical thing – he went to a nearby McDonald’s.
Last year, Mendes talked to Rolling Stone about his drinking habits. “I drink a s**t-ton when I go home," he said. “I love rye and ginger. But I had to slow down because they don’t feel good the next morning, so I just started drinking tequila, and it’s better. I drink either Don Julio or Casamigos.”
Mendes said he’s no fan of the legal drinking age of 21 in the U.S.
“I don't find it frustrating because I care about alcohol. I care about time with friends in bars,” he explained. “I’m being denied a social experience, not an alcoholic beverage. I wish I was allowed to just go in the bar and drink a pop because then I would at least be there with everyone and I wouldn't have to be in my hotel while everyone else is at the bar.”