Brooklyn Bar Makes Drinking Age 25 Because Young People Are Too Loud and Sloppy


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Only 21-year-olds do things like this.

If you plan on drinking at Phil’s Crummy Corner in Brooklyn this weekend, you’ll need to be 25 or older. Basically, the bar’s usual patrons are apparently drunken revelers of the worst degree, as they disturb nearby residents with their late-night howling and hooting and carrying on. And so, to pacify neighbors, the bar has instated a new policy that after 10 p.m. on weekends, no one under 25 will be served alcohol. And there, problem solved.

The bar’s manager, Isabel Santiago, told DNAinfo that the primary concern here is neighbors’ “quality of life” and that the bar is working to become more of a “quiet family place.” But it seems that may be tough, as apparently Phil’s has a party-hardy reputation.

“You will be shocked about the number of conversations you can hear from my bed,” one resident said at a local meeting about the problematic venue. “They’re animals. Friday and Saturday night, it’s like animal town.”

It’s great that the bar is taking action and trying to be a good neighbor and everything, but like, have they ever met any 26-year-olds? Talk about animals.


They should raise that to no one under 30'


25 is the new 8.  Most 25 year olds today have the maturity of the average 8 year old from my generation.  That's pretty much when acting like a self-entitled jerk ended for us.

By 12, I had been continuously employed for 2 years, was going to junior high and had to earn my money to pay for lunch.  I paid for my first car from savings, had to pay  for my own insurance, and I had to pay rent to my parents when I turned 18. (I joined the military within 2 weeks of graduating high school).

I was the norm, not the exception, among my peers.  Most of us had some kind of job (picking fruit, delivering papers, mowing lawns, washing cars, etc. on a consistent basis).   Most of us did relatively well in school, too.

I defy any average 25 year old to display the maturity and discipline that the average 12 year old had back in the 1970's.

They already have 8 year olds from then down pat.


@DeweySayenoff This is without a doubt the best post you have written in my opinion, at least this year. I guess we grew up in the same era or close to it, because that is the way it was for me working at 12, purchased my first car by the time I was 16. I was in the military at age 18 and on my way to Vietnam before I was 19 and never asked my family for a dollar after that. Different times, work ethics , and we did grow up faster.


@RyansTimeDotCom He is not whining, he is saying it like it was and the difference today. I am sure you are under 26, most likely still living with Mom and dad.