New bar where you pay by the hour to drink

Open Concept is a new bar in St. Louis, Missouri where patrons make an appointment to visit and then pay by the hour to drink as much (or as little) as you'd like. The per-hour price is $10 but if you want top shelf booze, it jumps to $20/hour.

"At our bar we don't sell drinks, we sell time," states their website.

From St. Louis magazine:

Proprietor Michael Butler, the city's current recorder of deeds, got the idea from fundraising parties while running for office. “I would hold events where we charged by the hour for admission and have an open bar,” he recalls. “We got a lot of presale tickets online, and we created large-batch drinks in order to cut costs.” After a series of successful events, he imagined the same model could be applied to a business. He believes the price is "what the market can afford and will feel is a good value...."

When patrons book their time at Open Concept, they create a profile and are assigned a confirmation code, which is used to place drink orders at the bar. Bartenders will only serve one drink per person at a time, and a proprietary point-of-sale system will track consumption. Butler says the system will scan driver’s licenses and use a patron’s height and weight to assign a number of drinks per hour to keep the bar in compliance with legal limits.

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Temporary open air urinals installed outside of bars in Victoria, British Columbia

The City of Victoria, British Columbia rolls out public "peeosks," essentially urinal-shaped garbage cans, on weekend nights near downtown bars. From CHEK:

The six “peeosk” urinals are part of the City of Victoria’s Late Night Program to help ensure “that everyone has a safe and enjoyable night out....”

(Kyle Massey, owner of a new vape shop,) worries the open-air urinal not far from the store’s entrance will hurt his business.

“If they’re going to do it, maybe they should have an enclosed outhouse instead of a urinal like that,” he said.

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Bartender magic that's impressive even if you're sober

Belly up to the bar for Stephen Molloy's cocktail shaker take on the classic cups and balls magic routine:

I was asked to share my handling here. Hope you guys enjoy :) (Instagram molloy894) from r/Damnthatsinteresting

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Watch a unicorn complete a gymnastics bars routine

My daughter competes in the Jr Olympics gymnastics program and loves every minute of it. This video is the kind of shenanigans she can appreciate. Read the rest

Check out this new Mario-themed pop-up bar in DC

To celebrate Cherry Blossom season in Washington DC, Southern Efficiency created a Japanese-themed pop-up bar. Cute video is starting to emerge of people who braved the long lines. Read the rest