02/07/2013 11:47 am ET

Black Patrons Forced To Buy $320 Bottle Of Booze To Enter NYC Bar, Lawsuit Says

FLATIRON — A group of black Brooklyn club-goers was forced to buy a $320 bottle of vodka to get into a popular rooftop lounge while white patrons easily gained admittance without having to pony up for booze, a new lawsuit charges.

Jermaine Sanders, 29, and three female friends are suing Flatiron hot spot 230 Fifth, accusing its bouncers of discrimination. They claim nightclub staff hurled racist remarks and ruined their night out — to the point where they no longer like to party in Manhattan.

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