A Columbia Waterfront District restaurant is upping its weekend drinking age to combat the presence of all those annoying, drunken young’uns.
DNAinfo reports that Phil’s Crummy Corner, located at 323 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, will only serve alcohol to patrons 25 and older on weekend nights. The decision comes after hordes of complaints from nearby residents about rowdy, loud late-night crowds—often present at the “family restaurant” until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.
Now, 21-24-year-olds will have to look elsewhere for their vodka-Redbulls. Phil’s manager, Isabel Santiago, explained the restaurant’s surprisingly cooperative decision to DNAinfo: “Their quality of life is our concern,” she said, presumably referring to the masses of binge-drinking youths known to frequent her establishment. Phil’s is apparently working to create a “quiet family place,” and has recently hired a bouncer. Community Board 6 and the NYPD have also discussed increasing police presence around Phil’s on weekend nights.
The complaints were so intense that the restaurant became the subject of a meeting on Monday between the Community Board and the 76th Precinct, where locals showed up to air their grievances.