Last night at @ELCOMPADRE_DTLA Echo Park I was reprimanded by a mgr for kissing another man. At 6:30pm in the middle of our second drink. Told “this is a family restaurant”& “we don’t allow that behavior here”. I will never be back. I encourage you all to find another place too.— Drew Droege (@drewdroege) December 13, 2022
Drew Droege, an L.A.-based actor and comedian, dined at the Mexican restaurant El Compadre in Echo Park on Monday evening.
“Last night, I went on a really nice date. With a really sad, disgusting, hateful moment in the middle,” he wrote to his 24,000 followers on Instagram the next morning.
By the end of his date, he alleges, a restaurant employee scolded them both for a public display of affection — not because it wasn’t allowed but because they are gay.