An Aspen bar has been flooded with negative reviews online after it was revealed that the joint’s co-owner had a heated date with far-right Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Quinn Gallagher, 46, believed to be a Democrat, has co-owned Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar with Pat Flanigan since last year.
Hooch has hosted a number of gay-friendly events, including a “Winter Wonderland Burlesque and Drag Show” – although Boebert, 36, has made a name for herself as one of the most conservative members of Congress and a staunch critic of drag entertainment.
Many of the online critics accused Quinn of hypocrisy for financially benefiting from the LGBT community while dating the conservative lawmaker.
“Apparently all of the core values that co-owner Quinn Gallagher claims to have were thrown out the window when he met Trailer Trash Queen Lauren Boebert,” one man wrote on Facebook.
“Gotta love a place that takes your money but hangs out with bigots who think you’re worthless and vote against your business existence,” one woman posted last week, sharing a photo of Gallagher and Boebert at the Buell Theater in Denver.
“Save your money, skip this bar,” she added.
Another man wrote on Hooch’s Facebook page that the “owners are hypocrites” who “put on drag shows while he dates a bigot who rebels against the people he serves.”
A third even claimed the bar was “not safe for members of the LGBTQ community,” citing “known ties to radical hate groups.”
And a fourth suggested: “Hooch could improve by parting ways with its current owner.
“The public display of indecency is a crime,” he added.
Nevertheless, the bar maintains a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Google.
The Post has reached out to Hooch for comment.
Gallagher’s relationship with Boebert, which is believed to have started months ago, was revealed last week when the two were caught on security footage steaming, singing loudly and even groping each other at a performance of the musical “Beetlejuice.”
The congresswoman and Gallagher were ultimately kicked out of the theater before the show ended.
The lawmaker flipped the bird before eventually leaving the venue — but not before warning her that she would report the incident to them.
“Do you know who I am?” she was quoted as saying.
In a statement Friday, Boebert apologized for her rude behavior and attributed it to her recent separation from Jayson, her husband of 18 years.
The mother of four and grandmother of one filed for divorce in May, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
“There is no perfect plan for a public and difficult divorce, which has become personally challenging for me and my entire family in recent months. I tried to deal with it as best I could with strength and grace, but on Sunday I just didn’t hit my mark,” she said. “This is unacceptable and I’m sorry.”
She also admitted to smoking on an electronic device inside the theater, refuting her campaign’s initial claims that other audience members were mistaking “powerful smoke machines” for e-cigarette smoke.
“Whether it was the excitement of seeing a highly anticipated production or the natural anxiety of being in a new environment, I honestly couldn’t remember smoking that night as I discussed the events of the 2019 campaign with my campaign team Night spoke and at the same time confirmed my enthusiasm for the musical. said Boebert.
Boebert is seeking a third term in Congress and is expected to face Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, whom she defeated by just 546 votes in the midterm elections last year.