Many an argument is to be had about lowering the drinking age to 18. “If you can go to war you should be able to have a beer,” some people argue. Phil’s Crummy Corner, a local watering hole in Brooklyn, has a different idea, though. If you can’t rent a car without paying an extra fee, you can’t drink a beer at Phil’s. That’s right, the establishment is raising their minimum age to 25.
The move comes after multiple complaints from neighbors about loud parties raging until 4:00am with the bar even hilariously being called an “Animal Town” due to the patrons being “animals.” Sounds to us like business is good if parties are raging that long, but relationships with the neighborhood folks are very important to local bars. So, in an effort to attract a more mature crowd, manager Isabel Santiago has decided to not admit anyone below the age of 25.
The Latin-American sports bar may lose some business with this risky move, but probably won’t face legal issues. We aren’t lawyers, but private establishments can refuse service to whomever they want. As long as they stray away from refusing service based on race, religion and sex, they’ll probably be in the clear (legally, that is).
Tell us, do you think Phil’s Crummy Corner is making a smart move to risk losing some business in an effort to have a better relationship with their Brooklyn neighborhood? Let us know in the comments section below.