Maryland bar buys ‘bumper tables’ for socially distant dining

(Credit: John Middlebrook)
(Credit: John Middlebrook)

There could be a fun new way to meet up with friends for happy hour in the future and still be socially distant during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fish Tales Pub in Ocean City, Maryland has bought bumper tables for customers to use once bar and restaurants are allowed to reopen.

It’s an idea from Revolution Event Design and Production in Baltimore.

The tables are custom-made with an inner tube and wheels and guarantee to keep customers six feet apart.

Customers would stand in the middle but still be able to walk around and chat while maintaining a safe distance from others.

One of the owners said they’ve gotten an “incredible reaction” so far and are in talks with other businesses to produce bumper tables for them.

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