Public House Rethinks Its Steam-Pipe-Explosion Party

We’re not alone in thinking Irish Car Bombs are pretty tastelessly named (you’d never see a drink called a Spanish Train Bomb or an Israeli Disco Bomb), but midtown office-worker zoo Public House decided to push the envelope just a li’l further by throwing a “steam-pipe-explosion anniversary party” (you’ll recall that last year’s incident resulted in a death and some injuries) consisting of $6 “PipeBomb” drinks and a “Taste Explosion” platter. Gothamist reports that Public House has since apologized for trying to cultivate what can only be called bomb-araderie: “Our intention was not to capitalize on a day that horrified people; it was intended to say thank you to everyone who was here with us when it happened.” Let this be a lesson to any bar thinking of offering crane-collapse specials next year.

Public House Apologizes for Steam-Pipe-Explosion Drink Specials [Gothamist]