Chicago bar bans MAGA hats in effort to 'keep it classy'
Replay Lincoln Park, an arcade bar in Chicago, has instituted a ban on “Make America Great Again” hats in an effort to “keep it classy,” reports WBBM
The establishment made the announcement via Facebook on Saturday, writing that “specific hats” will no longer be allowed and attaching a picture of the Trump campaign’s signature red cap.
“I was just frustrated and I just kind of wanted to make somewhat of a statement,” Mark Kwiatkowski, the owner of the bar, told WMAQ. “I felt like we did have an opportunity to say something that might draw some attention to this ugliness.”
Notably, MAGA hats aren’t the only dress-code violation listed. The bar has also placed a prohibition on gang-related face tattoos.
According to Eater, the headgear restriction has since been relaxed a bit.
It reports that the bar is now saying that MAGA hat wearers, “…can come in but they’ll have to pay to play the games. Free speech, but for a price.