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Monday, March 17, 2014

Nob Hill Bar Offers Free Cocktail to Google Glass Wearers

Posted By on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM

click to enlarge A new place to not hang out. - STANFORD COURT HOTEL
  • Stanford Court Hotel
  • A new place to not hang out.

In a bold move bucking the Google Glass-banning trend currently sweeping S.F. bars, the Stanford Court Hotel at California and Powell is now offering a free cocktail, beer, or glass of wine to anyone who arrives wearing Google's controversial eyewear. Would-be Glassholes just need to show up at the hotel's Aurea Lounge proudly wearing their Google Glasses, take a photo of the hotel or their beverage, and post it on the social medias (Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram) with the hashtag #stanfordcourt.

Of course anyone who can afford the face-computer's $1,500 price tag probably doesn't need to whore themselves out on social media for a $10 drink. But as the press release says, the hotel wants its patrons to "experience the authentic San Francisco, which includes embracing the latest gadgets to hit the digital marketplace."

Maybe to generate even more of that special S.F. authenticity the hotel can plant a few pissed-off guests who don't want to potentially be videotaped by strangers while they're trying to enjoy a drink in a bar? Just spitballing here. In the meantime, anti-Glass drinkers can find the updated list of bars banning the glasses at

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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.


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