The thinking goes that humanity will eventually be destroyed once the robots become self-aware, something that will be far more difficult if said robots have overestimated their sexiness and joke-telling ability after consuming all the cocktails they just made, at the Robots vs. Humans party.
Arguably the best shindig during the now everyone-welcoming Portland Cocktail Week roster, RVH is a futuristic romp chock-a-block with galactic-disco lighting, music, and most importantly, humans competing for ownership of the boozy future against actual cocktail-making bots, which were both built with, and can readily produce, screwdrivers. Automa-tenders include the '50s-movie-looking, shiny red Chassis, which's capable of talking smack while dispensing brew from an internal pony keg, and a programmable distilled chemistry set that mixes your choice of up to six different ingredients (Midori!) in your specified ratio, named Drink Making Unit 2.0, as the first version dumped you when you kept calling her "Drink Making Unit". Balancing the robo-mayhem's a slew of carbon-based fun including an exclusive tech-noir-themed, Thrillist-reader VIP lounge (secret password: "Asimov"), where Beaker and Flask's Brandon Wise'll be tumbling tequila 'tails, which you can enjoy during a head-to-head sci-fi cocktail-off featuring three of the West Coast's best human 'tenders, plus a dance contest to determine who’s best at "doing the robot", though Harrison Ford from Blade Runner wins that every damn time.
Cocktail Week sadly also has all sorts of non-robot-based events, including a yacht rock party featuring live Loggins & Messina karaoke and Hawaiian bartenders, and a workshop where you create your own bitters, presumably beyond the robots who just woke up and realized that they spent all night hitting on C-3PO.