A BAR has brought in giant rubber rings on wheels to help drinkers maintain social distancing for when it re-opens after the coronavirus lockdown.
Fish Tales, in Ocean City, Maryland, unveiled their unique solution as it waits for the state’s governor to give the go-ahead for bars and restaurants to open.
The oversized inner tubes were custom made for Fish Tales and employees rolled them out of a large box truck for their Facebook live debut.
Customers will stand in the center of the circular table surrounded by a rubber barrier that keeps them safely separated in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
The tables sit on wheels that allow them to stay mobile as best as they can.
In a video, a woman can be heard saying: “Only at Fish Tales can you find these special tables for social distancing. They are six feet apart. You can drink safely.”
Footage showed a number of employees tested out the contraptions, wheeling them from the back of a truck onto the bar’s property.
The tables will be available to customers “whenever we are allowed to serve,” said the woman recording the video.
The bar has bought 10 of them so far and plans up to 50, with the tight space meaning drinkers will be allowed to use the parking lot for the time being, TMZ reports.
Like many bars in the state, Fish Tales is open for takeout but on-site services at restaurants and bars in Maryland remain prohibited.
The tubes were specially built by Revolution Event Design and Production in Baltimore, delmarvanow.com reports.
"It's like a bumper boat, but it's actually a table," owner Shawn Harmon said of the design.
"We've taken this very seriously from the beginning, and we just want to let everyone know what we've done in the interim to make sure that everybody stays safe and Ocean City can stay open.”
Source: Read Full Article