Missouri bar offers ‘Michael Brown special’: Six shots for $10 (Video)

Missouri bar offers ‘Michael Brown special’: Six shots for $10 (Video)

Too soon? Kansas City Fox affiliate WDAF reports that a bar in St. Joseph, Mo., is “facing public scrutiny after offering a Michael Brown shot special.”

Mug Shots, a bar that goes by the slogan “where sarcasm is always free,” offered the special of six shots for $10. A picture of the sign advertising the deal surfaced on social media Saturday, causing controversy on the bar’s Facebook page. Now, the owner is apologizing to the public and has stopped offering the Michael Brown shot deal.

“It’s not meant to cause any harm,” the bar’s co-owner told reporters, adding, “I should have thought a little bit more about it before I made it a shot special.” The owner wisely chose to keep his identity private.

The owner said that other area bars are offering a similar special and decided to cash in on a profitable ploy:

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It looked like it was getting a good response so I just decided to use it here. That’s what bar owners do if they find something works at another bar they try to use it at their bar.

I agree that the joke was in poor taste, but if Mug Shots was going to do it, they should have at least done it right. Instead of offering the promotion Friday nights as they did, they should have made it a Saturday night special.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.