Greg Piatek, 30, an accountant from Philadelphia, told the New York Post that the bar refused to serve him on January 28.
From the New York Post:
“Anyone who supports Trump — or believes what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims he was told as he was shown the door by a manager.
The shake-up started when Piatek and two pals, after a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, ordered drinks at the posh tavern around 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 28.
A female bartender served Piatek a $15 jalapeño margarita and his pals beers. But when he tried to order a second round, a male bartender noticed his hat — and skipped them, he said.
One of Piatek’s pals pointed out it was their turn to be served, but the bartender scoffed. “Is that hat a joke?” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit claims.That seems to be the attitude elsewhere on the bar scene in New York City. Some servers want to Make America Hate Again.
Although Trump is an open supporter of gay rights, reporter Dean Balsamini of the New York Post discovered the hat also got him in trouble.
Dean Balsamini wrote:
The mere sight of my cap nearly caused a riot at the historic Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street — site of the 1969 riots that launched the gay rights movement.
“You come into a gay bar — THIS gay bar — with THAT hat!” one woman lectured as a large crowd gathered.
At Soho’s sceney La Esquina, where celebs like Julia Roberts nosh on $26 enchiladas, servers nearly lost their lunch when I showed up.
“Oh my God, do you see that? Is he serious? Is he kidding me?” one waiter gasped.
My companion and I were quickly shunted to an out of sight table near a back wall.
At Sylvia’s soul-food restaurant in Harlem, my server, Patrick Bros, admitted after my meal that he was taken aback by the hat, but figured, “whatever.”I hope Balsamini gave the waiter a hefty tip.
And if Piatek really was discriminated against, I hope the jury gives him a hefty award.
This is not who we are, as someone said for eight years.
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