After last week’s glass-shattering fracas between Drake and Chris Brown at SoHo’s W.i.P., New York’s nightclub scene might be seeing a dip in bottle service. Hey, we’re not complaining.
Jay-Z in particular is taking a stand against bottles, which are used by gentleman to broadcast to anyone in the nearby vicinity that they are, in fact, ballers. Though his 40/40 clubs in in Chelsea and Atlantic City will still offer the service, the proposed location at Barclays Center–where the rapper holds a stake in the Brooklyn Nets–has put its foot down.
As a spokesperson for Forest Ratner, the developer for Barclays, told The New York Post:
“The 40/40 Club will have no bottle service,”…defining that as “bottles of hard liquor,” such as gin and vodka, “being sold at inflated prices of up to $600 . . . to be purchased and [drunk] all at once in a club setting.”