Things may be getting more creepy and crazy when you go to Vegas, and no we aren’t talking about the people who reside there. You’re probably going to start not seeing as many hot bartenders, but weird-ass robots serving you drinks instead.
Introducing the Tipsy Robot, a new cocktail bar opening later this month. At this place, you can order drinks via iPad, and then have them mixed by one of two smart robots behind the bar, whose arm motions mimic those of a human bartender. That means stirring, shaking, mixing and garnish-adding moves that would have any bartender worried about losing his/her j-o-b.
These bots, or Galactic Ambassadors, as they’re known, have been used in the drink-making business already. They’ve whipped up custom cocktails on the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise liner. The Vegas gig will be their first outing on dry land.
Have you ever waited in line on a cruise ship or in Vegas for a drink? What a pain in the ass! The best perk of these gadgets is the continuous speed at which they’re able to operate. The robots can pour 120 drinks per hour without taking a break. Customers can order whichever beverage they want from the expertly-crafted cocktail menu, and even receive an accurate arrival time prediction the moment they place their request.
The Jetsons-like joint will open its doors for the first time at Las Vegas Miracle Mile Shops on Friday, June 30. From that point on, it will be open for business 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to midnight on weekends.
In addition to the bionic bartenders, entertainment at the cocktail lounge will come from a live social media wall, photo booth, and there will be some human bartenders, should you wish to interact with someone who can actually speak to you.