Wear Glass, get drink at San Francisco bar


Google Glass Explorers in the San Francisco area will be glad to know that not every bar is seeking to ban the technological gizmo. In fact, the Stanford Court hotel in the Nob Hill area is offering a special deal for Glass owners who come in for a drink. Just come on up to the bar and get your first drink on the house if you are wearing your Glass device.

The hotel’s general manager Michael Baier says “We want to attract the tech crowd, so we’re telling Google Glass wearers they’re welcome, along with everyone else.” The move is part of a larger effort to revamp the hotel to appeal to a tech rich crowd. The hotel does ask Glass owners who receive a free drink to snap a pic with their devices and tweet it along with the hashtag #stanfordcourt.

The Stanford Court’s welcoming attitude to Glass owners is at the opposite end of the spectrum from bars banning the devices. Those bars are being tracked by the Glasshole Free web site, which shows 13 such locations in San Francisco. Google is asking businesses to give culture and society time to sort out etiquette related to the devices rather than imposing bans.

source: USA Today

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.