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30th Sep 2014

You’re Drinking For Two Now: New York Now Has A Bar For Pregnant Women

The bar will be based in Manhattan's East Village.

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New York tends to the city to set new trends, but we weren’t expecting this. Manhattan’s East Village is causing a stir, with the latest advertised bar planning to open causing quite a bit of controversy.

Gestations claims to be New York’s first bar for pregnant women, announcing its intention to launch with a billboard ad in Times Square. The ad features a pregnant woman in a sports bra and shorts, with a bottle of champagne being popped in front of her.

The slogan running under the bar’s address reads:

“You’re drinking for two now.”

Never thought we’d see our baby come to life, especially with a billboard in Time Square! #gestationsny pic.twitter.com/IwU9hN7FKa

— gestations (@gestationsbar) September 27, 2014

The company behind the billboard campaign have yet to confirm whether they’ll function as an alcohol-free cocktail bar or alternative service, but have caused a major backlash online with their marketing drive.