NEW YORK — Bars all over the world run various promotions – happy hour, $1 off, two-for-one. But how about charging 77 percent of the tab?
Bar makes a bold statement
On Tuesday, The Way Station in Brooklyn, New York, charged women 77 percent of their bar tab in an effort to draw attention to the gender pay gap.
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“According to The White House, full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That’s some shameful (expletive). So The Way Station is going to do something about it. On July 7th, or 7/7, this dubious honor will be recognized by charging all women 77% of what they owe, all night long. Your tab is $30? You pay $23. Want a $9 single malt Scotch? It’s only $7. And all $7 tap beer will be just $5. Let’s level the playing field, even if it is just for one night. Women deserve better. Recognizing this discrepancy is just a start.’
“I have three sisters. The majority of my staff and friends are women,” Andy Heidel, owner of The Way Station, told The Guardian. “I thought this would be a great way to even the playing field – even if it was for one night only.”