We have a lot to be thankful to Maryland for, most notably the facts that James Brown was born there and it’s the setting for seminal HBO crime drama The Wire. Two cultural phenomenons if ever there were any.
And now The Old Line State has delivered again, with an ingenious solution to socially distanced boozing being trialled at a seafood joint in Ocean City.
Fish Tales are encouraging customers back to drink away their COVID-19 blues by wearing huge inflatable inner tubes on wheels, ensuring a safe distance between themselves and fellow patrons.
The tubes are over six feet wide, meaning customers can interact with each other and staff at a safe distance. This bizarre, yet incredible idea has not been officially confirmed by Fish Tales at the time of writing, but is believed to be an option for them to return to dine-in services.
Bumper Tables is the name of the contraption and bar owner Donna Harman told TMZ that she’s already purchased 10 of them and will begin utilising them as soon as establishments are allowed to reopen for dine-in customers.
While the Bumper Tables will be too big to safely fit a decent number inside the bar, they are able to be housed in the parking lot, where Donna believes she’ll be able to fit between 40-50.
The idea is the brainchild of a company called Revolution Event, created by Erin Cermak, who has also confirmed that a pro sports league has been in touch about using them.
Hey, if it’s a safe way to get fans back at sports events, we’re all for it.