Legendary New Orleans drinking den Arnaud’s French 75 Bar is getting a shiny new Moët and Chandon vending machine, which will dispense mini bottles of chilled Imperial Brut Champagne for $20 a pop. The machine will only take special gold coins, which will be available at the bar, so thirsty guests won’t have to pump in quarter after quarter or dollar after dollar, like at most vending machines.
This is a totally unnecessary device, especially at a bar which already specializes in Champagne cocktails. But it might come in handy for thirsty guests who don’t have the patience to wait for one of the bartenders to mix the house specialty, and it kind of makes sense when you consider that everyone loves tiny liquor bottles — whether they’re found on airplanes, inside minibars, or behind the glass of a gold-hued vending machine.
Moët first introduced this machine at Selfridges, a famous department store in London, a few years ago. The sparkly bubble-dispensing device made its American debut in February at Sky Bar in Las Vegas. Per Eater New Orleans, the Moët Champagne vending machine will be stocked with tiny bottles at Arnaud’s from April 13 to 16.