Support our troops unless they violate the dress code at the Standard.
Part of what makes a club "cool" is exclusivity. That usually means the bouncers turns people away at their discretion, citing dress code or fire code or bro code (too many bros in the club). Of course, a bouncer should have some sense of the neighborhood, the clientele, the seasonal changes the year bring. Like Fleet Week. If you think a U.S. Navy officer won't try to go into one of the hippest rooftop bars in Chelsea during Fleet Week, then you don't know nothing.
I'm sure they're thrilled to be tagged in this. (screengrab via CBS Local)
An officer in uniform was turned away from the Standard Hotel's rooftop bar over Memorial Day weekend, along with all her relatives. While she prefers to remain anonymous, one of her relatives did call out the hotel. The relative tagged the Standard in a Facebook post with the caption:
Just got rejected because [REDACTED] tried to get in wearing her U.S. Navy uniform. Apparently being willing to die for your country isn't fashionable.
Ya burnt, taste-making New York City hotspot. Since reading this story, I've been looking around for a photo of a woman in the traditional white Navy uniform you see all over the city during Fleet Week and can't confirm this, but do the ladies wear pants? I really can't think of any other reason why a bouncer would turn someone away for being too informal when her hat matches her ascot. If that's the case, that's an even bigger pile of bullsh*t than I first thought. Frankly, if you're willing to go to war, you should be able to wear pants to drink overpriced negronis.
The Standard has issued an apology of sorts, saying:
We hold those serving in the United States Armed Forces in the highest regard. This was a mistake and we sincerely apologize.
They also put an open invite out to the sailor who has since sailed, as they're liable to do, to come back anytime with her friends. I'm pretty sure she can do better. New York is an incredible place and we really DO love Fleet Week!