An Aspen bar has been inundated with negative reviews online after it was revealed that the establishment’s co-owner went on a raucous date with hard-right Rep. Lauren Boebert.
Quinn Gallagher, 46, who is believed to be a Democrat, has co-owned the 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” – despite Boebert, 36, making 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 benefiting financially from the LGBT community while dating the conservative lawmaker.
“Apparently whatever core values co-owner Quinn Gallagher claims to possess were thrown out the window when he met Trailer Trash Queen Lauren Boebert,” one man wrote on Facebook.
“Gotta love a place that will take your money, but hang out with bigots who deem you worthless and vote against your very business existing,” a woman posted, sharing a photo of Gallagher and Boebert at Denver’s Buell Theatre last week.
“Save your money, skip this bar,” she added.
Another man wrote on Hooch’s Facebook page that the “owners are hypocrites” who “host drag shows while he dates a bigot, who rallies against the people he caters to.”
A third went so far as to claim the bar “isn’t safe for members of the LGBTQ community,” citing “known ties to radical hate groups.”
And a fourth suggested: “Hooch could improve by getting rid of their current ownership.
“Public display of indecency is a crime,” he added.
Still, the bar maintains a 4.4 star rating out of 5 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 vaping, singing loudly and even groping one another at a performance of the musical “Beetlejuice.”
The congresswoman and Gallagher were ultimately tossed from the theater before the end of the show.
The lawmaker flipped ushers the bird before finally leaving the venue — but not before warning them she would report them over the incident.
“Do you know who I am?” she was quoted as saying.
In a statement Friday, Boebert apologized for her uncouth behavior, chalking it up to her recent split from Jayson, her husband of 18 years.
The mother of four and grandmother of one filed for divorce in May, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
“There’s no perfect blueprint for going through a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has made for a challenging personal time for me and my entire family. I’ve tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I can, but I simply fell short of my values on Sunday,” she said. “That’s unacceptable, and I’m sorry.”
She also admitted to smoking from an electronic device inside the theater, walking back initial claims by her campaign team that other audience members mistook “heavy fog machines” for vape pen smoke.
“Whether it was the excitement of seeing a much-anticipated production or the natural anxiety of being in a new environment, I genuinely did not recall vaping that evening when I discussed the night’s events with my campaign team while confirming my enthusiasm for the musical,” Boebert said.
Boebert is seeking a third term in Congress and is expected to face Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, who she defeated by just 546 votes in last year’s midterm elections.