The Most Racist Restaurant in America?
Mulligan and his brother explained that the party-goers would be ‘100 percent African American,’ to which information the officials from Maker’s Mark said essentially, nope, you can’t hold an event at our lounge—a clear violation of not only the states’ laws, but also all human decency and basic 21st century codes of ethics and respect.
Given the clear illegality of the managers’ claims, Mulligan, his brother and some of their friends showed up the next night anyway for the event. What happened next, according to the lawsuit, is that the restaurant’s bouncers yelled at Mulligan and his friends to “shut up,” told them they couldn’t enter the bar, and then threatened to call the police and have them “locked up” if they didn’t leave the area around the bar—also known as the public sidewalk. As this is all occurring, the bouncers are politely welcoming white diners to enter the bar. Okay, so the complaint actually doesn’t say anything about how the bouncers greeted the white patrons, but you can reasonably infer that they were polite, given that their job is to welcome (all) customers into the bar.