Alcohol Stock Market


Drinks Stock Market

If you find the stock market a bit confusing imagine what it would be like after a few bevies, well you may not have to imagine much longer. The Unstablizer could force drinkers to get a basic understanding of the stock market if they want to get the most alcohol for their money.

The Unstablizer works by fluctuating bar prices based on demand, so if somebody orders a beer the price of beer will rise but other drinks will fall. I think it’s an absolutely great idea and can’t wait to see the beer trading arguments as the evening wears on.

I did like the typical scenario:

  1. Joe enters the bar. He sees the beautiful Amy and wants to buy her a drink. He asks her “what can I buy you, beautiful?” Amy replies “Beer please”.
  2. Joe sees the big screen with the cool graphics and prices of alcohol going up and down,
    just like in a real stock exchange. He is excited. He waits for the price of beer to drop.
  3. When the price drops, Joe quickly approaches the closest register asks for two beers – “Pronto pronto! While the price is still low!”.
  4. The guy at the register quickly punches in two beers on the “Broker” screen. The “Broker” now asks the main server for the current price of beer, calculates the total amount and prints out a receipt, which is handed to Joe.
  5. Joe is now holding the receipt and looks at the screen to see the price of beer going up and other drinks go down. ”Jolly good, I got a good price”, he says.
    6. Joe takes the receipt and goes to the bar, hands the receipt and money to the bartender and gets the two beers.
  6. The bartender punches in the price from the receipt on the real register and hands Joe his change. Joe feels victorious and drops the bartender a nice tip.
  7. Joe returns to Amy and gives her a beer, but she refuses – “Why don’t you drink the beer, darling. I was just waiting for the price of whiskey to drop so I can go and get a REAL drink…”

The Unstablizer found on blog.scifi and We Make Money Not Art.

4 reviews or comments

thecourtenayboy Says: June 6, 2006 at 6:41 am

Theres apparently a bar in Barcelona next to the Stock Exchange where this system has already been in place for a few years.

Good Idea tho = )

Alexander Says: June 23, 2006 at 6:37 am

Do you know the adress or maybe the website of this bar? Thanks!

George Says: September 23, 2006 at 5:36 am

The bar is called Daw Jones, and is on Bruc 97, cross-street Valencia. I haven´t found the website yet

Avi Says: November 16, 2009 at 5:09 am

Hi guys,

I intend to launch a similar concept in my Club in India, and would apreciate a vendor geting in touch with me at the earliest.


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