Man in Trump hat refused service, now suing cocktail bar

Make America Great Again' cap (Getty)
Staff refused to serve the man due to his 'Make America Great Again' cap (Getty)

A Philadelphia Donald Trump supporter is suing a Manhattan cocktail lounge over allegations the bartenders refused to serve him because he was wearing a 'Make America Great Again' hat.

Greg Piatek, 30-year-old accountant, was having a drink with friends at the Happiest Hour on January 28. After his group was served a round of drinks, a staff member noticed the slogan on his hat and told him he wasn't welcome if he supported the president.

One of Mr Piatek's friends got a bartender's attention and asked that he be served, only to be asked whether the man's hat was "a joke".

Mr Piatek says one bartender told him not to order a drink from her, while another said: "I can't believe you would support someone so terrible and you must be as terrible a person".

The New York Post reported Mr Piatek was then asked to leave by the bar's manager, who told him, "Anyone who supports Trump or believes what you believe is not welcome here".

Mr Piatek is now suing the bar. His lawyer, who is bringing the case before the Manhattan Supreme Court, said the man was "humiliated" by the incident.