Even as women continue to prove themselves as drinkers to be reckoned with, who are capable of winning bartending awards and drinking scotchy scotch scotch with the best of the bros, establishments like My Bar in Osaka, Japan, are treating them as nothing but sexy bar decor. The drinking venue in the Hilton Osaka recently offered a discount for ladies wearing high heels, reminding drinkers that sexist ploys aren’t just for velvet rope club lines and college frat parties.
According to RocketNews, discounts start at 10 percent for women sporting 2-inch heels and go up to 40 percent off for those brave enough to spend an evening in 6-inch spikes. The deal is based on the ladies’ night concept, available only to women who don heels on Thursdays between 6 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
If a woman feels comfortable a few inches higher off the ground, we say more power to her (shoe preferences are about as much a matter of public concern as drink preference—i.e., no one’s business), and we don’t mean to rain on anyone’s discount parade if heel-oriented women want to take advantage of the deal. In fact, we want to take My Bar’s promotion even further. Male guests should be allowed to strap on a pair of lofty heels for cheaper cocktails too, and heck, while we’re at it, why not outfit the entire staff in stilts. At least that would provide some entertainment.