The Crackdown On Bottle Service Is Absurd

Categories: Nightlife

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I deplore bottle service more than anyone on the planet.

The sight of wealthy people with no taste commandeering banquettes to order overpriced bottles of vodka, thereby sucking all the creative life out of clubbing, always makes me sick to my stomach.

But the new attempts to crack down on and/or monitor this practice are wildly out of line, and even more oppressive than bottle service itself.

In fact, they're the acts of puritanical people just looking for one more way to try and tame nightlife!

Add that to all the enforced carding, raids, noise complaints, and general impossibility to get a dance license, and clubbing has officially been defanged, deported, and treated like the city's bastard child rather than a shiny jewel in our crown which pulses with excitement and revenue.

Yes, there was that brawl involving Drake and Chris Brown at W.i.P.

I'm well aware of it.

Does that mean there can't be any more bottles?

A woman once said she was burned by coffee at McDonald's. Should we close down all fast food restaurants as a result?

Or maybe we should ban coffee everywhere?

If someone choked on food, that does mean restaurants have to cut down on serving anything edible?

The nanny state of NYC is becoming ridiculous, with so many rules and regulations that you might as well have stayed in Mayberry, where at least rent is cheap and the people might be friendly.

Is ordering $350 vodka really such an intrinsically dangerous activity, except with regards to your wallet and everyone else's soul?

Just up the security and let's live again.

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8 comments
LIMEN !
LIMEN !

Well said. What's next? No doors on the toilet stall. Oh hell I've been there. It's our lives to live. As long as we hurt no one else.

FredsterNYC©
FredsterNYC©

Bottle service is lame. It's regular folks pretending that they're fucking important. meanwhile 13 people try to fuck each other over by hogging one bottle.

Kevin Kushel
Kevin Kushel

Bring back disco. then you'll see a party. It's all been a lo.g march to this cannibalizaion of nightlife.

ImissLimelight
ImissLimelight

Just make it illegal for straight people to party.  Seriously, I hate bottle service too. And not just that, but drinks have become outrageous. If they really want people to come out more and spend more on drinks rather than doing drugs, stop charging $12 to $15+ for juice with a whiff of vodka. Lower the price and put some f#cking alcohol in them. It's cheaper to do drugs!

latenitebump
latenitebump

i know, gone are the daze when lola was a showgirl at the copa! gone are the daze of stonewall. gone are the daze of 20 oz. sodas. now, you can't even crack a bottle over someone's head for getting out of line like in the movies. are they going to start producing headcrack proof bottles? how will that effect taste?

Pleath
Pleath

I agree. Cracking down on bottle service??? it's not by nature a dangerous activity. As you say, it's soulless and boring but not really dangerous.

Savannah Montgomery
Savannah Montgomery

So true...but wait...if they opened a "Rite-Aid-Dancerteria" or a  "Duane Reed Mudd Club" or a "Citi-CBGB" all's forgiven, right?

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