A Philadelphia man’s experience at “The Happiest Hour” bar in New York City turned into what his (trolling) lawyer has described as his “saddest hour.” After allegedly being refused service and told to leave on account of his Donald Trump “Make America Great Again” hat, accountant Greg Piatek, 30, is suing the popular West Village bar for “egregious, unlawful and discriminatory conduct.”
Piatek told The New York Post that after visiting the 9/11 Memorial with two buddies on January 28, he was ultimately booted out of the bar after a series of exchanges with increasingly more hostile employees, the manager finally telling him he needed “to leave right now because we won’t serve you!”
Piatek says the alleged discrimination began around 6:30 p.m., when a male bartender refused to serve him and his pals a second round of drinks. According to the lawsuit filed with the Manhattan Supreme Court on March 17, when one of Piatek’s friends said it was their turn to be served, the bartender said, “Is that hat a joke?” pointing to the left-enraging, iconic red hat.
“Immediately it clicked,” said Piatek. When the “flustered” bartender finally served them, he supposedly “slammed the drinks down.”