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…The Trader Bar lets you invest in your drink?

The Trader Bar

The Trader Bar in Melbourne, Australia adds a new and very interesting twist to the traditional method of ordering your favorite libation. Above the bar, large TVs show the drink market, where drink prices fluctuate every 5-9 minutes depending on public demand. The higher the demand for a particular drink, the higher the cost. You are then faced with the decision of drinking your old favorite that may be at a high price or trying something new for a lower cost. Fear not though, every once in a while the staff will replace the bar music with a large crashing sound and the bar market will crash, causing all drinks to go to their lowest possible price. Plus, with signature cocktails like the Arbitrage, the 1929, and the Cayman Fund, you’re sure to be a bull in no time. Just watch out for those penny stocks, they’ll take your portfolio from you in a hurry.

[The Trader Bar]

[Via: Trend Hunter]

…Mike and Annie love pennies?

Penny Man

Mike and Annie Moore really took the saying “a penny saved is a penny earned” to heart, and saved and earned an estimated million of them to cover their McKittrick, California bar with. What started as a hobby turned into a passion, and the couple collected (or was given) over $10,000 worth of pennies, including an 1883 Indian head penny, their prized possession. The collection has tired them out though, and they’ve put the place up for sale with an $899,999.98 as is price tag. Given the rising cost of copper though, it could be an investment worth making.

[The New York Times – See A Penny, Pick It Up And ‘Honey, Get The Glue!’]

[Via: BookOfJoe]

…Your drink is your personality?

So you’re at the bar, and you go to order a margarita. Ever stop and wonder what that drink is saying about your personality to those around you? According to one waiter, it says, “You’re fun, good in bed, and naughty with a sense of style. If you don’t have it with salt you’re a wimp”. How about a vodka martini? “Sophisticated. You’re classy, old school or a James Bond wannabe”. Sound like someone you know? How about these:

  • Cosmopolitan – Prissy, over ordered and passé. Favored by Manolo Blahnik wearing Candace Bushnell devotees who spend all their money on shoes but live in rat hole apartments. Rapidly becoming an old lady drink.
  • Chardonnay – You know what you like. Boring. Predictable. The missionary position of white wine.
  • Galliano –You’re a waterbed, lava lamp, reel to reel, gold chain wearing, wall to wall shag carpet loving, swinging 70’s disco fool.
  • Rob Roy – You’re an alcoholic.

After reading this list, you may just want to reconsider the message you’re sending out when you order a round of sidecars for the bar.

[What Your Drink Says About You]

[Via: Urban Monarch]