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Chicago Bar Bans MAGA Hats to ‘Maintain a Classy Environment’

Replay Lincoln Park bar puts the pro-Trump accessory in the same class as face tattoos — and check out the reactions

Update: On Tuesday afternoon, the bar described below changed its tune — it will now welcome “everyone.”

A bar in Chicago has implemented a new dress code specifically banning “Make American Great Again” hats — and face tattoos as well.

The establishment said it made the move after “much consternation and consideration” — in order to “maintain a ‘classy environment.'”

The Replay Lincoln Park bar announced the “strictly enforced” rules over the weekend in a post on its Facebook page.

“After much consternation and consideration and to maintain a ‘classy environment,’ Replay Lincoln Park has implemented a new and strictly enforced dress code. No face tattoos, no specific hats, please see below. Let’s keep it classy, Chicago. Sincerely, management,” the post read.

Customers responded both in favor of and against the arcade bar’s decision.

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“I love the bar MORE NOW! BEST HAT BAN EVER!” one woman wrote, clearly gushing with praise.

“Love you guys,” another said.

“What lame … weak thing can we do to drum up business. Let’s mock our President and his constituents. You’re so edgy,” one person against the ban wrote.

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“I’m not even a Trump fan, I hate the moron. However we have tolerance and free political thinking, no matter how ‘socially moral’ it is or isn’t,” one person commented on the post.

To those who have taken issue with the ban, Replay Lincoln Park jokingly responded, “OK they can come in but they’ll have to pay to play the games. Free speech but for a price,” referring to those wearing MAGA hats.

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The controversial choice comes two months after a New York City judge ruled that bars can refuse service to people wearing MAGA hats.

This article has been updated.

This Fox News piece is used by permission.

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