How Cool Is This? Worcester Bar Accepts Monopoly $ As Payment
And the big question I'm asking myself is: Why didn't I learn about this before today? Because today, June 23, for just a few hours, the oldest bar in Worcester, Massachusetts, will effectively grant the wishes of anyone who has ever played Monopoly. Ralph's Tavern will be accepting Monopoly money as payment!
That's pretty cool! Monopoly has been around for a long time. Matter of fact, somebody once said, "You can tell Monopoly is an old game because the rich people can still go to jail." Who among us has played Monopoly and thought, "Boy, I wish this big stack o'cash was real." I'm sure I wasn't the only one...
WTEN/10 News Albany reports Ralph’s Tavern on Shrewsbury Street invites guests to use Monopoly money between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 23 as part of a campaign to land the bar on an upcoming Worcester edition of Monopoly.
Owner Scot Bove hopes that Ralph's Tavern will be one of the 34 featured Worcester locations in the new edition of Monopoly and thinks this event will garner some attention.
Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., you can purchase select items with Monopoly bills. And there's no limit. Guests can pay $5 in Monopoly money for admission, $10 for a hot dog, $20 for Jell-O “shots,” and $50 for a raffle entry. Keep in mind that the Jell-O "shots" will be lacking a certain ingredient. Bove explains:
We can't give any alcohol away, so all the Jell-O shots will be alcohol-free. Any alcohol needs to be paid with regular U.S. currency.
If you choose to enter the raffle, you could end up winning some hats, t-shirts, or glassware. Joining in the fun will be the one and only Rich Uncle Pennybags, known internationally as Mr. Monopoly. The makers of Monopoly, Hasbro, will be flying him in.
Ralph’s Tavern is even encouraging guests to dress as Uncle Pennybags for a chance to win additional prizes. As I already mentioned at the front of this article, I wish I had known about this in advance. The chance to spend some colorful Monopoly money for an hour or two. Missed my chance.
For more on the story, check out WTEN's website here.