A Florida restaurant is helping women who find themselves on bad dates.

The Iberian Rooster, a Portuguese fusion restaurant in St Petersburg - in the state's Tampa Bay area - offers a secret shot to women who want to leave a date they’re not comfortable in.

A sign was posted in the restaurant’s women’s bathrooms explaining how the ‘angel shot’ works.

Women can ask their bartender for the special shot, alerting the worker to their needing help.

Here are the three ways women can order an 'angel shot' and the secret request the order sends to the bartender:


Your bartender will escort you to your vehicle.

With ice.

Your bartender will call an uber or lyft [sic] for you.

With lime.

Your bartender will call the police.

The owner, Russell Andrade told Tampa Bay Times:

The goal for this place was to be a safe place where people can go on a romantic date. We don’t want someone else to ruin a good time.

A bar called Low Key Piano Bar, also in St Petersburg, employed the same tactic for keeping its customers safe.

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