Mad Dog Installs California's First Self-Serve Beer Table

If you love drinking beer, but not waiting, standing, or asking for it, then check this out.

Mad Dog in the Fog (530 Haight) has installed an awe-inspiring innovation, the TableTender — which they say is the first of its kind in California.

Situated near the front window of the bar, the otherwise-normal table features two taps in its center (both pouring Widmer, or at least branded that way), which allow customers to pour to their hearts' and thirsts' delights.

According to TableTender's website, "the amount of beer dispensed is recorded and displayed on a meter at the table, enabling both the consumer and wait-staff to monitor consumption." When you're done, you settle your tab in cash on a per-ounce basis.

The table is currently reserved for parties of 8 or more, and can be booked per hour or per event. There's a two-drink minimum purchase per person.

Could the TableTender change your next trivia night, game-watching party, or after-work happy hour for the better (and boozier)? Absolutely. For more info, swing by Mad Dog and chat with a server — and if you try out the table, let us know how it goes!