If you’re in Denver and looking for a bite to eat, you might not want to go to Brothers Bar and Grill if you have any neck tattoos. That’s because you’ll probably be turned away from the eatery, as that’s what happened to Filter drummer Jeff Fabb on Wednesday. According the The Hollywood Reporter, the drummer was denied entry because he had visible neck tattoos. The band had played The Summit earlier that evening, and went to join fans at the restaurant, which is a national chain, after the show. Fabb was turned away, even though he had been in the restaurant, which is around the corner from the venue, twice.
“I had eaten in the restaurant twice, and after the show, we walked back there. 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. He really didn’t care that we’d been there earlier. 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. I was calm the whole time, though, and when we were walking out, he yelled at the door guy not to let us in.”
Upon hearing about this, Filter frontman Richard Patrick came back and took the below video. He’s calling for a boycott of the restaurant until they change their policy. According to THR, the restaurant replied to a Facebook post stating “We are NOT against tattoos. We are NOT against visible tattoos. Our employees have and display tattoos. Our guests have and display tattoos. That has always been the case. What the tattoo represents or symbolizes and where the tattoos is located is a criteria to entering our location.” Apparently, only the Denver location doesn’t allow above the neck tattoos. Check out Richard Patrick’s response below.