Do Not Party in This Manner: Houston Bar Does Stupid With 'Drink Like A Indian' Party

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Photo from Brewskis Louetta
I'm almost as offended by the grammar as I am by the concept.
The Brewskis Pub and Patio, which is located between North Houston and Tomball, took a Thanksgiving-themed party this past weekend a little too far when they encouraged drinkers to come dressed as Native Americans and advertised the event with the slogan "Drink Like A (sic) Indian, Party Like A Pilgrim."

First of all, what does that even mean?! Last time I checked, a pilgrim party was akin to staying late at church and reading an extra book of the Bible. And "drink like a Indian"? I just can't even with that grammar. I just can't.

But in all seriousness, what was Brewskis thinking? It's just not acceptable in this day and age (or any day and age) to mock a different race for your own drunken enjoyment. But it's not just the name of the party or the really poor choice of sexy indian costumes that has people upset.

Check out the "Indian names" the staff gave themselves.

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Photo from Brewskis Louetta
Really clever, guys. Bravo.
"Eating Beaver"? Are you kidding?! Big Chief Knockers? Really, now?

Not only is this offensive, it's not even that creative. And standing there in the stereotypical "How" pose (some of the photos were labeled "How.")? I thought we decided that pigeonholing an entire race based on antiquated notions of what its people are like was bad, oh, I don't know, like, back at the turn of the century.


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sweetnsexylmuse
sweetnsexylmuse

Winning! Bad publicity is better than none at all! It doesn't look like it was meant to talk down about a race,it was a party. Sorry that most of us grew up saying,wearing the costumes,and playing the games that are now considered politically incorrect,we were raised being told to sit Indian style for fuck sake! People need to chill out and relax and quit making everything about race,that's why we still deal with racism because people are too scared to deal with the real problem and see it for what it is stupidity. Makes me sad for my child to grow up in a place where any little thing said or done wrong can make you a bigot or a racist.


Richard Woods
Richard Woods

People are way to PC these days... Get over it

Heather Redphoenixmktg Wright
Heather Redphoenixmktg Wright

It's not about being too sensitive or if you are offended don't look (that's part of the problem with many issues in America-just walk on by without doing anything about wrongdoings). The statement is a deliberate reference to the plight of a race of people. Capitalizing on it even. Would someone think it's okay to say "buy gloves like your hands aren't chopped off like in a third world country" on a department store sign? "Buy water like you're dying for a fresh well in Africa" I'm assuming that the people thinking it is no big deal are uneducated in the depth of the problem with alcoholism and what leads to it on some reservations. In fact, there is one where alcoholism is prevalent in the majority of the community up to >>> 80%

RPMHeather
RPMHeather

For the people who commented on here and other news sites on Facebook that reported this....It's not about being too sensitive. The statement is a deliberate reference to the plight of a race of people. Capitalizing on it even. Would someone think it's okay to say "buy gloves like your hands aren't chopped off like in a third world country" on a department store sign? "Buy water like you're dying for a fresh well in Africa" I'm assuming that the people thinking it is no big deal are uneducated in the depth of the problem with alcoholism and what leads to it on some reservations. In fact, there is one where alcoholism is prevalent in the majority of the community up to >>> 80%<<<. The rates of young deaths, disease, rape and more is exacerbated by the alcoholism. If you see the conditions in which this reservation is...right on American soil in your own back yards...it wouldn't be something to be brushed off. The history of how they ended up holed up in that piece of land in their bad conditions wasn't their fault, it was the fault of people who think capitalism at all costs is the American way. I'm not speaking about something that I don't know either. I've studied this through working with the Native Chamber years ago on a project. My boyfriend is also Native, so I'm familiar with the history. http://www.permacultureguild.us/pine-ridge-statistics/

tonertee
tonertee

I was just wondering if anyone knew what brand of server, the Houston Press uses. While I was registering to comment, this popped on the screen:

Apache Server.

Really?

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Yeah, "between North Houston and Tomball," pretty much told me e'ry thing I needed to know about this joint.

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

How about "Don't like it, don't go".

raineyd
raineyd

I am assuming you missed all the fun, Chief knock-a-hoe had a ball!

reader1234
reader1234

How can you criticize Brewskis' grammar when the sentences after your criticism read, "I just can't even with that grammar. I just can't"? I'm sorry; I could have sworn that that those sentences are missing verbs. What "can't you even"? I can't understand how you call yourself a writer.

reader1234
reader1234

So, you're criticizing their grammar when the sentences after your criticism read "I just can't even with that grammar. I just can't."? 

reader1234
reader1234

How can you criticize Brewskis' grammar when the sentences after your criticism read, "I just can't even with that grammar. I just can't"? I'm sorry; I could have sworn that those sentences are missing verbs. What "can't you even"? I can't understand how you call yourself a writer. 

Brian Chestnut
Brian Chestnut

Kaitlin needs to stick to being a food critic. If we wanted bar reviews we wouldn't look to someone here from St. Louis.

hookem2005title
hookem2005title

the idiot that wrote the article mentions brewskis is clearly not one to learn from the mistakes of others. looks like they got their business advertised for free in a houston press blog knowing the percentage that would be offended would be of petty minority. congratulations on the win brewskis.

mcm2667
mcm2667

Political correctness run amok and a writer trying desperately trying to score points with liberals. GET OVER YOURSELF and this damn Political correctness. Whats nest, its offensive to say " you drink like an Irishman"? Good God.....this country is becoming  a country wimps

mcm2667
mcm2667

HYSTERICAL!  Love it! Go Indians, Braves and Redskins

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

I was totally prepared to be offended then I saw the picture of Big Chief Knockers and Burning Leaf. Then everything seemed OK. So consider me not offended.



MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

How about we leave the racist, 18th and 19th century stereo types in the 20th century where they belong?

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

@Jim Rassinier  

*An pilgrim...

KaitlinS
KaitlinS topcommenter

@reader1234 I don't call myself a writer. I call myself a crazy cat lady. Huge difference.

Kylejack
Kylejack topcommenter

@mcm2667 Yes, it is offensive to say someone drinks like an Irishman. Stop classifying people as to how drunk they get based on their race, ethnicity, or nationality.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

Agreed. But this is the same crowd that follows the Alex Jones school of ethnic awareness--insult any minority group but claim wounded party when called on your ca-ca.

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