You know we love the whole “now you can do ______ from your phone” trend. From a much smarter baby monitor by Belkin to Philips’ new lighting system, Hue, innovators everywhere are empowering our phones to be much more than… phones ;)

Today’s futuristic find is Coaster. An app that lets you order drinks from your phone!

Currently in San Francisco only, Coaster aims to eliminate the task of waiting in line when it’s time to order your next round of cocktails.

For patrons, this is clearly a win. No longer will you have to squeeze your way in between two people you didn’t realize were on a first date. That awkward move of raising your hand to get a drink? Gone! And best of all, you don’t need to worry about opening or closing your tab because everything, including payment, is done from your phone.

For bartenders, this also seems to be a win as people are ordering more and more drinks than before. The ease of being able to order and pay on your phone is even a little dangerous.

We’ll be sure to let you know when Coaster expands beyond SF but if you’re a fellow Bay Area drinker, be sure to try out Coaster (free on iPhone and Android) and let us know what you think.

In general, what do you think of this trend in apps? Is it weird to take out the face-to-face interaction between a bartender and a patron? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.