This type of vending machine is not a surprise. In fact, the surprise is that they aren’t found in all alcohol-drinking countries. Australia. has such strict age laws regarding alcohol, that it is unlikely we’ll see it there any time soon.
Imagine being able to literally run down to the corner of your neighborhood and grabbing a couple cans of brew for you and your buddy who showed up on the fly.
In Japan, these machines are as popular as cigarette machines. The unfortunate catch is that the machines are regulated and must be turned off between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am. So middle-of-the-night cravings need to be planned, after all.