Montreal resto-bar Furco is under fire after turning away a group of uniformed soldiers last weekend.

Reservists from the Canadian Grenadier Guards say they were turned away at the door after being told by staff that having military personnel in the bar was bad for business and that they would intimidate other patrons.

The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sunday when a group of about two dozen reservists showed up at the trendy resto-bar after leaving their annual regimental ball; the night is one of the only times when it is permissible for them to wear their military dress uniform in public.