If you plan on eating at Brothers Bar & Grill in Denver, Colorado, you better cover your neck tattoos. Filter’s Jeff Fabb was denied entry to the restaurant because of his extensive ink following the group’s concert at The Summit on Wednesday night. The drummer notes he was perplexed by the decision not to let him dine at the restaurant, due to the fact he had eaten there earlier that day.
“I had eaten in the restaurant twice, and after the show, we walked back there,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The door guy was about to let Amir, our merch guy, in, but he wouldn’t let me in. I went to speak with the manager and he was confrontational from the moment he saw me. I was kind of hurt, since most of the people who were in there at the time were from our show and we wanted to join them.”
Upon hearing about the incident, frontman Richard Patrick filmed a video on his cell phone in which he and Fabb try to gain entry into the restaurant, but are turned away. The clip ends with Patrick letting loose a stream of profanity aimed at the restaurant, and asking the band's Denver fans to boycott the establishment.
“I got a little heated, but this is ridiculous,” he explains. “I had wings at noon over there -- they were good wings, too! The crew was there all day, eating. This is prejudice, pure and simple.”
The Hollywood Reporter says they placed calls to all 17 U.S. locations of Brothers Bar & Grill to inquire about the restaurant's dress codes, and discovered the Denver location was the only branch to say that people with “above-the-neck tattoos” wouldn't be allowed to dine at their location. The restaurant reportedly didn't specify why they established the rule against patrons with tattoos.
Filter is currently trekking across the U.S. on their Self-Inflicted Tour, promoting their recently-released album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight. You can check out the group’s full itinerary at OfficialFilter.com.
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