The bar in the lounge was closed, which was disappointing because I was feeling really dehydrated. I went back to the hostess and asked for a glass of water. She told me they were not serving (I assume she meant without a table anyway). So I went back into the lounge where I noticed there was a stack of clean glasses on the bar. I picked one up from the bar and then filled it with water in the ladies room. Then we sat at a table in the lounge where we waited.
As we were chatting a man stopped at our table in the lounge and asked where I got the glass of water. I told him I got it in the bathroom and it turned out he was security and asked us to leave. When we asked why, he said we can't just go behind the bar and help ourselves. I told him I didn't go behind the bar, that glasses were available on the bar without going back there. He didn't care and proceeded to escort us out. We did try and plead our case to the manager. But the manager said they could lose their liquor license if they didn't have us leave.
Now common sense should tell you that anyone coming into your restaurant at 2:30am on a Saturday night probably just came from a club and probably has been drinking. Which means they are there to sober up and/or may be dehydrated. Why would you refuse some one like that a glass of water when they ask? Is there no health code that might require them to give customers water when they ask for it? And if you do refuse them, and they get water from the bathroom, why don't you just take the water away if it's a violation of liquor laws for them to have it? Why throw them out?