32-year old Michael Brown says that he and several others were turned away from Northbeach bar in Dewey Beach bar because of his race.
He claims that he was told the owner was trying to “not let any black males in tonight.”
Brown adds that when he looked around there were other African American men who also being denied entry.
He said that a few weeks before he had gotten into the Northbeach bar and had a good time.
Alex Pires, who owns the establishment, told the Salisbury Daily Times that he was at the bar that night and left instructions not to allow any men in beginning at around 10:50 p.m.
He said that he was trying to ensure patrons were equally divided between men and women.
Brown said after about an hour he was allowed in.