Pop-Up Bar Puts Dogs To Work As Bartenders

Just as the world was getting used to cat cafes, a pop-up bar in London has come up with a wonderful new staffing idea and installed some big friendly dogs as bartenders.

According to Travel and Leisure, the Bar d'Alsace-tian in London is a pop-up bar thought up by the Kronenbourg Brewery. It opened May 6 with a team of friendly German shepherds wearing little barrels around their necks. Inside each barrel is a chilled bottle of Kronenbourg 1664 beer, which customers can remove and drink for free, though it's always good form to tip one's server. In this case, the bartenders would probably appreciate some ear-scratching.  

The restaurant is even calling its new employees "bark-tenders," which is a bit silly, but does not detract from the wonderfulness of training big, friendly dogs to dispense alcohol and kisses.

The bar is also serving free bread and cheese, and there are human bartenders and staff around to keep the dogs' kegs refilled. Unfortunately, the Bar d'Alsace-tian was only open for one day, but considering the success of the world's cat cafes, it seems like only a matter of time before someone else decides to open a cafe staffed by dogs.