Henry St. Ale House to Pharma Bro: Take It Somewhere Else

Did anyone walk by Cadman Plaza yesterday and get an icky feeling all over? That’s because Martin Shkreli, aka the Pharma Bro, was stinking up the Eastern District federal courthouse. And what does Pharma Bro do after a hearing on his securities fraud case that could land him in federal lockup for many a years? Tweet to his “fans” to meet him for happy hour at the nearest neighborhood bar, of course.

But, our very own Henry St. Ale House was having none of it. CNBC was the first to report the twitter shut-down by the Ale House of the “fan meet-up” that was planned there. Here’s the twitter exchange:




The Ale House’s manager told CNBC, “We’re a small place, and we operate a restaurant. We’re not a big bar. This has nothing to do with politics, but this is a controversial figure. We’re a low-key place, we needed advance notice.”

So, you’re asking – Pharma Bro has fans? Apparently, yes. And Gothamist reports that one even called for a boycott of the Ale House.

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Oh, thank you, WineNot. Please do get yourself and all of your kind to boycott and never step foot in our Ale House.

Next BHB meet-up at the Ale House? All in favor, say aye.

Update: After being turned away from Henry Street, Shkreli tweeted that the meetup would be at Brooklyn Public House, 247 DeKalb Avenue in Fort Greene. Instinct reports that the owner of Brooklyn Public responded by tweeting that the price of all drinks was being increased by 5,000% (the same percentage by which Shkreli increased the price of an AIDS drug).

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  • Concerned

    So awesome. They don’t let St. Patty’s day green beer bros in, either. This place is great!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.anziulewicz Chuck Anziulewicz

    There are actually “large groups” of Shkreli fans? Boy, THAT’S embarrassing. I’m sure there are “hangers on” who are in it for the free booze, but behind Shkreli’s back they chuckle about what a little prick he is. Poor guy.

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  • Reggie

    There are BHB meet-ups? Have I not been paying attention?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    We haven’t had one for a while, and I’ll take the blame. I’ll plan one soon. I’m not sure Henry Street Ale House would have us; after all, we might be considered “controversial”.

  • Joe Dudas

    That update is amazing :)

  • Michael

    This is excellent.

  • https://www.facebook.com/HenryStAleHouse/ Henry Street Ale House

    If you contact us ahead of time, we’d love to have you!

  • https://www.facebook.com/HenryStAleHouse/ Henry Street Ale House

    Yes, he has fans (of the alt-right ilk). We sadly know this as they harassed us all weekend.

  • DIBS

    We had a small group of Brownstoner posters meet up there about a year ago.

  • CHatter

    I wasn’t looking for yet another reason to love the Ale House. But now I have one anyway!

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    I’ll be in touch.

  • Eddyde

    LOL what a douche, hope they lock him up and throw away the key.