Steve Horner renews the fight against ladies' night, targeting Brewski's

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Steve Horner is on the right.
He's back! It's seemed so quiet since Steve Horner, the anti-ladies'-night crusader, left town. A half-dozen years ago, he kept bars and restaurants around town hopping as he filed complaints with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, charging that their ladies'-night deals were discriminatory, since men cannot enjoy the same deals -- even though they can enjoy the women attracted to places that have ladies' night deals. He also filed claims against Westword, arguing that publishing advertisements for establishments with ladies' nights is discriminatory. We won that fight in court, but not before Horner called a local judge a weasel and civil-rights officials "wimps."

See also: Rosa Parks didn't surrender to discrimination and take a different bus. So why should Steve Horner go to a different bar?

Denver was just one of Horner's stops on a two-decade-long campaign, which got its start back in 1992 when, as a single and broke father in Minneapolis, he needed a beer -- but found that deals were only being offered to women at the new Mall of America. So he filed complaints in Minnesota, and then at numerous other spots around the country, often comparing his cause to that of both Rosa Parks and Jesus -- a comparison that particularly tickled The Daily Show, which reported on his Colorado crusade back in 2007.

But then Horner picked up and moved to St. George, Utah, to focus on his book projects. But he was close enough to Las Vegas that he could focus on inequities in Sin City, too. And in 2010 he filed complaints with the Nevada Equal Rights Commission against six casinos -- including the MGM Grand, the Hard Rock Hotel, the Mirage and the Tropicana -- for not letting him into their clubs and pool parties for the discounted ladies' rates. Most of the casinos ignored him, possibly because a law had taken effect that year in Nevada that protects ladies'-night deals -- and the businesses that choose to offer them. But Horner wasn't about to give up the fight. "It's like a drug. I can't stop it," he told a Las Vegas reporter. "Truly, it gives me great pleasure, a great high, because I know I'm doing the right thing."

And he's about to do it again in Colorado. Horner recently drove to Minnesota to see an old friend, and on the way back he visited another friend in the Denver suburbs. They stopped by Brewski's in north Denver, "a nice little place," Horner reports, except for the fact that it hosts a ladies' night on Wednesday. And so before he headed home, Horner once again contacted the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

And back in Utah last week, he got a big packet from the Department of Regulatory Agencies, which houses the division. And he promises that he's going to sit down at his circa 1952 typewriter, fill out the complaint against Brewski's, get it notarized and send it off. But not before Brewski's holds another ladies' night tonight.

"It's a tough battle out there. But the long and short of it is the law is on my side," Horner says. "I didn't write the law. I'm the whistle-blower. I'm the patriot. I'm just standing up for the law."

He's back. Sort of. Although Horner isn't planning on moving, he points out that Colorado is only five or six hours away. "I can drive across the border, to Glenwood Springs or Grand Junction," he points out, "and stir the pot."

Ladies, you've been warned.


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2100 E. 104th Ave., Denver, CO

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21 comments
steve1331
steve1331

I'm lovin' it! The ol' hypocrisy surrounding ladies' night still stirs the pot of controversy. For a look at several other pot-stirring issues, check out my latest book: C.U.N.T.(Can't Understand Normal Thinking) now available at stevehornerbooks.com.

Ivan Gomez
Ivan Gomez

heres a headline for you westward. :"Desperate shit head on crusade for a cheap beers."

Susan Donlan Roy
Susan Donlan Roy

I don't know, I think you guys are worthy of men's night too. I'm willing to bet that women would be lining up to get in.

Jason Dennee
Jason Dennee

I feel bad for this person. He clearly has some mental health issues.

Gerard_Portmanteau
Gerard_Portmanteau

This guy is a complete lunatic. I say that not in the "hey, what a weird crusade this random seems to be on" but in a "hey, I once put a small item about him in the newspaper and he left me nearly 45 minutes of consecutive phone messages, at least some of which talked about him getting rough and sweaty in an outdoor football game between calls." Exact quote: "Looks like the old QB's still got it."


Also has a jacket of domestic violence charges, if I recall. 

PhatCheddar
PhatCheddar

As a single and "budget-wise" father, I like going to bars and agree, ladies nights aren't fair, no matter how many broke, ratchet, kids-at-home pretty girls it attracts. Make DEALS for everyone. They don't pay for drinks ANYWAY!! I've HEARD groups of girls walking saying "i forgot my debit card. it's ok guys will buy me drinks all night." DA FUQ!?! Make deals for the guys buying drinks. 

Allison Iron Fist
Allison Iron Fist

Pay women the same wage as men and I will gladly give up free well drinks.

sballardo672
sballardo672

If youre looking for precedence, look to San Diego.  They banned ladies' nights over a decade ago due to discrimination.  Im sure a lot of you need bars to have ladies nights promotions so as to increase your odds of hooking up with drunk women; however, some of us simply want to go out and have a beer and relax.  Just saying.


Truthhurts
Truthhurts

The truth is: He's right. It *is* discriminatory. If you give special offers to one gender, you should do the same for the other. Is there any place where men and men *only* get special discounts?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

So Queen Patty is against misogynistic discrimination ... except when it'll get her a free beer.


Noted.



weege0011
weege0011

Dude, when did being a lady get you bonus points at a bar. 

Hot.Sauce
Hot.Sauce

What does any of that have to do with gender discrimination?

Gerard_Portmanteau
Gerard_Portmanteau

@Hot.Sauce 1. This cause, if you can call it that, might need a less insane spokesperson. I see lots of people volunteering in that role--no, wait, just this guy.


2. But then, given that the only people I've ever seen who could work themselves into a lather over this are MRA types, maybe he isn't such a bad spokesperson. I bet the women he beat up asked for it, too, amirite?


Truly, this utterly meaningless example of gender discrimination welcomed by the vast majority of men and bar owners alike, for reasons obvious to the un-dim, is the frontier of a new Civil Rights. 


In sum: LOLZ

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