Remember when the Willows banned Google Glass? Well, here's the inevitable backlash-to-the-backlash. A Nob Hill hotel bar is now offering free drinks to Glass users. (Sidenote: This gimmick is kind of symbolically appropriate, since the Stanford Court Hotel, which is offering the deal, is built on top of the ruins of robber-baron Leland Stanford's mansion.)
Starting today, the hotel's Aurea Lounge will be slinging a free cocktail, beer, or glass of wine your way if you are wearing Google Glass and post a picture to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with it tagged #stanfordcourt. According to the hotel, "Stanford Court encourages its patrons to experience the authentic San Francisco, which includes embracing the latest gadgets to hit the digital marketplace."
No word yet if it the other authentic San Francisco experience—anti-gentrification protestors—will also make the trek up to the hotel.
In addition to be being banned at the Willows in Soma, Google Glass is now prohibited at Molotov's, the site of the now-infamous skirmish that was sparked by Glass Explorer Sarah Slocum (who tried to talk Google into sending her to SXSW after the fight), as well as the Sycamore in the Mission, a pet store in the Fillmore District, and up to a dozen other establishments worldwide.