NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Anyone up for a COVID shot and a beer? What’s On Tap in North Richland Hills offered up just that on Wednesday night.
The bar partnered with Glenview Professional Pharmacy for the ‘Shots & Brews’ event meant to get people vaccinated in a laid back atmosphere where the only line was to the bathroom.READ MORE: Denton Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Woman In Wheelchair
“Yeah, as opposed to going across the street and having to be in line and all that stuff… when I heard they were doing this I said, ‘Yeah absolutely.’ “North Richland Hills resident Tom Fleischer told CBS 11 News.
He was one of more than a dozen who showed up for their Johnson & Johnson booster and a beer during the four and a half hour event.READ MORE: 66-Year-Old Runs Red Light In Arlington, Later Dies At The Hospital
Its concept puts a spin on a similar offers popping up around the country from pandemic-weary restaurants and bars giving away freebies and deals to customers who have received their COVID shots.
For example,Krispy Kreme has promised a free glazed doughnut every day for the rest of the year to anyone who presents a COVID vaccination card. And in New York, Nathan’s Famous handed out free hot dogs for a limited time at its Coney Island location to anyone on the same day they got their shot.
But giving customers a chance for a free jab and a light tab is pretty unique.MORE NEWS: Fight In Dallas Between Two Men Escalates, Leaving 1 With Gunshot Wound
To be clear, you should check with your doctor to make sure that having an alcoholic beverage before or after your shot is a good idea.