Time to dial back the fear of an imminent robot revolution taking over the local bartending industry. While the plywood wants you to believe a macho, robotically controlled bar is invading the Miracle Mile Shops, the reality will require a very human assist when it debuts next month.
Now confirmed to be whimsically dubbed the Tipsy Robot, what was once hailed as the “first robotic bar experience in the world” will be joined in the 2,472-square-foot former Napoleon menswear store by a second, human-operated bar. The “attraction” is also currently hiring flesh and blood “model servers,” requiring “a bright personality and enjoy engaging with guests” to help cultivate “a fun, happy and healthy work environment.”
The robot portion of the entertainment will be very similar to the pioneering set-up on the Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas cruise liner, which features two robotic arms that can pour 120 drinks per hour at its “Bionic Bar.” In Las Vegas, some of the cocktails will already be pre-designed “by master mixologist, Francesco Lafranconi,” but guests will be able to select their own combinations.
Once you have your drink in hand, customers will be encouraged to share the moment on social media via a ”state-of-the-art instagram photo booth with incredible backgrounds.”
At the Miracle Mile, original permit filings revealed the robots will be joined by a second, “walk up front bar” and an area set aside to enhance the guest’s “viewing experience.” The mall promises “the twin robots shake, stir, strain, muddle and pour drinks in a highly social, digital environment.”
Now officially announcing a June arrival, KSNV reporter Heather Mills was quoted a more specific June 30 debut date by the owners.
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