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Sean Kenyon has long been a brilliant gentle in the community hospitality scene. The gentleman driving the award-winning Williams & Graham, which kicked off Denver’s obsession with cocktail bars, saved spirits and standards higher all through the pandemic, producing sure that prospects and workers alike stayed protected.

And then, when a cranky shopper posted a just one-star Yelp evaluation of the Occidental, his bar next to Williams & Graham, Kenyon definitely acquired lit. “I’m not taking this shit any longer. For genuine,” he reported in a June 30 put up that involved a prolonged response to that Yelp evaluation — which the purchaser experienced deleted but Kenyon experienced saved in a screenshot.

Readers have been toasting Kenyon in their remarks on the Westword Facebook put up of his reaction to the entitled Yelper. Claims David:

This actions does not shock me in the least. This condition has been infested with this sort of entitled filth for several years.

Adds Ryan:

Yelp is trash!!! Allows morons that will not know sh!t about industries they you should not operate in level and comment. And are usually totally in the improper.

Responds Aaron:

Hell, yeah! It is regrettable that enterprises have to continuously watch social media for shit like this from even shittier persons. Time is brief now….Straightforward rule: Really don’t be an A-hole. Kudos, Sean, for owning your staff members member’s again and for the snicker.

Comments Niles:

Appreciate me some Sean Kenyon! For his craft, his contribution to Denver’s cocktail scene, his concepts, company, and support of his staff and the sector. Kudos, Sean.

Counters Michael:

Severely, who cares!!

Replies Kelley: 

Anybody who owns a business enterprise or is effective at a company wherever selected clientele act like assholes and then besmirch the fantastic identify of said business with a crybaby assessment on Yelp. He is a hero in those circles I would think about.

Applauds Jaymie:

Sean Kenyon has the braveness to acquire on Yelp. I will consume to that! At just one of his bars, of training course. 

And if that bar is the Occidental, Jared has his own tips:

Reserve forward, go on a weekday, bring lots of cash, system on staying a whilst. I recall buying a consume that was poured with a 4-foot flaming stream of liquor into the cup. Love that spot.

Have you been to the Occidental? What do you assume of Sean Kenyon’s reaction to Yelp? Yelp in general?

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