Advice for your Drunken Handbook
If there was a handbook on going downtown for drunk college students in Athens, I think a good rule to include would be one that stated the following:
"When attempting to enter a bar after closing time and being told by the staff member at the door that the bar is, in fact, closed, an incorrect response to news of said information would be to exclaim, I'm going in, I don't give a shit! and charge the door. The odds of physical confrontation and, in your (the customers) case, injury, greatly increases."
That being said, it is recommended to not physically challenge the staff at any bar downtown over a trivial problem, because let's be honest...do you really think that's going to solve your problem?