Owners of Lafayette nightclubs targeted for underage drinking violations are speaking out Tuesday night.
The owners of Marley's, Night Town and City-Bar say they've started an alliance among all of the downtown bars.
The goal is to bring awareness to the problem of underage drinking, and to work with law enforcement to prevent it.
As we reported Monday, 37 people were cited for underage drinking at four Lafayette hot spots.
Graham Central Station on Bertrand posted the largest number of violations, and City-Bar the least.
Despite what may seem like bad publicity, some bar owners say police operations targeting underage drinking help them put a spotlight on the growing problem.
Lafayette officers say they plan to conduct at least one underage drinking sting each month this summer.