A New York City bar is being sued by a Pennsylvania man who alleges that he was refused service because he was wearing an iconic red “Make America Great Again” cap. Accountant Greg Piatek, 30, of Philadelphia alleges that he was denied service at The Happiest Hour on West 10th Street in the West Village watering hole. In addition, he claims that his pro-Trump attire got him kicked out of the establishment, too. The suit is now before the Manhattan Supreme Court.
Piatek claims that the manager showed him the door after saying “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!”
The incident occurred on January 28 when Piatek and two friends went for a drink after visiting the 9/11 Memorial. At about 6:30 p.m. on that day, they ordered drinks at the bar. While a bartender served a $15 jalapeño margarita to Piatek and beer to his friends, a second round was apparently out of the question for the establishment. Piatek alleges that when another bartender noticed the red cap, he passed over them.
When one of the friends complained, the bartender snarked back, “Is that hat a joke?” in reference to the red cap.
Piatek is being represented by attorney Paul Liggieri. Jon Neidich is the owner of the bar.