Look, it’s gotta be hard running a restaurant. There’s all kinds of expenses, city codes to keep up on, staff to train, and on top of all that, you gotta make good food at an affordable price.

So how does a restaurant stand out in a way that won’t break the bank?

Simple: use cups that aren’t cups. That’s what the places these Redditors visited opted to do.

Here are just a few of their creations.

15. A lamp

There had better be a genie in there.

Just unscrew this every time you want to drink.. from wewantcups

14. A toilet

How is this so gross and so elegant at the same time?

Rose latte at a toilet-themed cafe in Seoul from wewantcups

13. A garden pot

…is that even a cocktail of just a flower with a straw in it?

Cocktail in a garden pot from WeWantPlates

12. An ornament

Somebody’s gonna cut their mouth on glass, bruh.

I guess there is technically a glass, the drink just isn’t in it. from wewantcups

11. A…planter?

A snowglobe? A science experiment? I really don’t know.

Just found this sub. Had this crazy thing in Toronto. from wewantcups

10. An IV bag

To prepare you for your epic hangover.

“ER margarita” served in an IV bag from wewantcups

9. A bag in a box

Just…*sigh*…just put it in a cup, man.

I mean, come on man. This is getting out of hand. from wewantcups

8. A dog bowl

Thanks. Very dignified. So glad I chose this place for a first date.

Only wanted some extra ice for my drink from wewantcups

7. A pouch

It’s dangerous to go alone – take this.

A friend ordered a cocktail and got it in a pouch from wewantcups

6. A leg

That’s all. Just…a leg.

It must be Italian!!! from wewantcups

5. A pumpkin

This spice trend is getting out of hand.

4. A leather bag

Bet that tastes pretty weird.

I was served my drink in a leather bag from wewantcups

3. A shoe

No. Gross. Try again.

High Heel = High Class from wewantcups

2. A plastic rock

What, are the real ones too expensive?

Why using a cup when you can drink from a (plastic) rock? from wewantcups

1. A sauce bowl

I’m gonna dip my chicken tenders in this wine cooler.

Thought this cocktail was a sauce for my food at first from wewantcups

I don’t know what to say to any of that. Just…get cups. They’re cheap. They’re simple. They work. CUPS.

What’s the weirdest restaurant you’ve ever been to?

Tell us in the comments.