An Oregon bar by the name of Paydirt is paying bigly, one might say, over a note it placed at the bottom of its receipts: "Punch Steve Bannon, get free whiskey for life."
The establishment in Portland, Oregon, had been extending the offer for about five months to sock the controversial aide to Republican President Donald Trump, the Willamette Week reported — until word started spreading online, that is.
Paydirt then began receiving death threats, the paper reported, which led owner Ezra Caraeff to alter the offer at the bottom of the receipts to "Punch (redacted), get free whiskey for life," the Week said. He also locked down his Twitter account, the paper noted, adding that Paydirt's Facebook page is also disabled.
"I have an inbox full of threatening email, so I decided to edit it until the Pepes chilled out," Caraeff told the paper. "I just set our Twitter account to private because I couldn't keep up with all the people saying they are going to burn me alive at the bar. Good times."
The Week reported that bartenders were bombarded with phone calls Sunday night, which were left unanswered until one decided to pick up.
"This guy says he's going to slap the s**t out of me," the bartender told Caraeff.
Here are some other reactions to Paydirt's offer once word got around:
paydirtbar portland printing threats on receipts. call liquor authority-bar encouraging violence should lose licens… https://t.co/9B7qeeOv5t— ourdreamtoo (@ourdreamtoo)1494858461.0
@JackPosobiec @BizballMaury @paydirtbar <--On lock down... @realDonaldTrump @jeffsessions @EllenRosenblum <--Are yo… https://t.co/9IQ0EIQen2— Furious Nurse (@Furious Nurse)1494854010.0
The bar's Election Night Party announcement — featuring an image of President Donald Trump with his face crossed out — came with the following message: "We'll have a free champagne toast to our future Madame President. And if that doesn't happen? We'll feed you whiskey and you can use our wifi to find yourself a new home. New Zealand sounds nice."
After Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton, Paydirt advertised an Inauguration Night special that promised "a portion of ALL sales" would go to Planned Parenthood. "Inauguration Day is not going to be easy, neither will the next four years," the ad noted. "But thankfully we have lots of whiskey."
TheBlaze on Monday attempted to contact Paydirt, but the bar's voicemail system was unable to take a message.