Minneapolis dive bar apologizes for bartender's homophobic slur

A Minneapolis dive bar has apologized after a customer claimed a bartender mocked a customer by calling them a "f*g."
Author:
Updated:
Original:

A northeast Minneapolis bar has apologized for homophobic slurs allegedly made by one of its bartenders, who it's claimed mocked a customer by calling them a "f*g."

Mayslacks Bar and Grill, on 4th St. NE, came in for criticism over the weekend after Jordan Swanson, who witnessed the confrontation between the bartender and the patron on Friday night, posted about it on Facebook.

According to his post, his friend, who is gay, objected when the female bartender mocked another patron for crossing his legs while sitting down, allegedly saying: "Who does that f*g think he's kidding? You just know he sucks d**k."

On Sunday evening Mayslacks issued an apology on Facebook, saying it is "addressing the issue internally."

Swanson's friend Justin called the bartender out on her comments, asking her if she had a problem with him being gay, and attempted to explain how what she said was offensive.

But according to Swanson's post, she replied by calling him "retarded." Pleas to another bartender for help went unheard, the post says, before Justin was removed from the bar by bouncers at the bartender's request.

The bar's Facebook page has been inundated with negative reviews since the incident, with some commenters suggesting they had been abused by the same bartender before.

In another post he wrote after the initial reaction, Swanson said none of those involved condone threats or violence towards Mayslacks or their staff.

"The proper way to take this head on is to share and bring notice to any/all outlets. The public voice that this will not stand is more powerful than anything else. Do not stoop down to a lower level by discriminating or acting out violently."

Next Up

Flickr -  Bank Plaze Nov 2020 - Chad Davis

US Bank employees won't return to downtown Minneapolis office next month

The company, citing COVID's resurgence, has pushed back its office return plans.

Katie Storm Twitter Bally Sports North - Aug 4 2021

MN native Katie Storm returning home for role with Bally Sports North

The St. Cloud State grad had worked for Fox Sports North before leaving for Philadelphia.

Flickr - Wisconsin State Fair cream puff - USDA

Free cream puff for people who get vaccinated at the Wisconsin State Fair

Get a shot, then head over to Cream Puff Pavilion for a free treat.

theodore wirth trailhead

Minneapolis parks now requiring masks in all indoor spaces

Anyone going inside recreation centers, ice arenas, and indoor spaces at pools must put on a mask.

Eric Reinbold - Pennington County Sheriff Aug 4 2021

At-large murder suspect was caught after triggering trail camera

Authorities had been searching for Eric Reinbold for nearly a month.

Flickr - toxic algae bloom - MPCA Photos

Climate change is warming lakes, leading to more toxic algae blooms

The MPCA says blue-green algae blooms are occurring all across the state.

vaccine, covid

Minnesotans can now register to get $100 for getting the COVID-19 vaccine

It's available for those who get their first jab between July 30 and Aug. 15.

Phillip Miller

Benton County prosecutor charged with sexual assault of teenager

Phillip Miller has been charged with varying levels of sexual assault charges.

Pixabay - pistol holster handgun

Permit-to-carry law doesn't violate 2nd amendment, MN Supreme Court says

A man charged with carrying a pistol without a permit argued it was unconstitutional.

covid

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, August 4

The delta variant has been leading to higher case counts and hospitalizations in Minnesota.

Related

Minneapolis dive bar apologizes for bartender's homophobic slur

A Minneapolis dive bar has apologized after a customer claimed a bartender mocked a customer by calling them a "f*g."

Screen Shot 2019-05-28 at 2.50.54 PM

Minneapolis bar 'deeply apologizes' for a bad day at the office

Parlour Bar said it was underprepared for the number of diners.

Russell-Davis

Celebrity bartender to head out on New Ulm bar crawl

He'll be judging the cocktails concocted by local bars.

St. Paul bartender stabbed after cutting off customer

A bartender at Erick's Bar in St. Paul cut off a customer and tried to escort him out, then the man stabbed him in the stomach. Other patrons darted after the suspect, tackled him and wrestled the knife away. The man apologized and told police he lost control.

Screen Shot 2019-06-05 at 8.03.20 AM

Owner of new Minneapolis gay bar sparks antisemitism uproar

Cheers gay bar is facing huge backlash before it's even opened.

School bus driver who stranded 20 kids, used slurs is under investigation

School district officials in Moorhead are investigating the actions of a bus driver who left 20 middle-schoolers stranded in an industrial park.