If a rule change proposal under consideration by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is approved, bar patrons across the state could soon be helping themselves to their next drink. The proposal, which deals with allowing alcohol-dispensing machines at bars, was recently discussed during a Michigan Liquor Control Commission public hearing. But as bartenders and patrons are catching on to the discussion, many are against a machine that would take the “tender” out of “bartender.” The rule change would allow bar patrons to serve themselves wine and beer from machines, and the retailer would be responsible for keeping tabs on service and how much alcohol is consumed, according to the Liquor Control Commission’s chairman, Andy Deloney. There has been no action on this proposed rule change. In fact, there is no timeline at this point, said Jason Moon, communications director for the state’s department of licensing and regulatory affairs.