At the bar 2021

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customer settles down in the corner with 3 un dog teared tomes and is making manual notes in a notebook

calstars, Monday, 1 March 2021 22:31 (six months ago) link

Pulling bouncer duty again
I don’t mind

calstars, Monday, 1 March 2021 23:00 (six months ago) link

What's a bar?

jaymc, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 04:26 (six months ago) link

Borromean condensation rings or gtfo

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 01:32 (six months ago) link

No, I don’t work here

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 02:31 (six months ago) link

wow

(•̪●) (carne asada), Saturday, 6 March 2021 03:38 (six months ago) link

I was at the bar tonight, first time I was allowed to drink indoors in 12 months. Stocks are very low, I've noticed. One brand of gin, one bourbon, etc. I almost ordered a Budweiser tonight, it's a new world.

Josefa, Saturday, 6 March 2021 04:34 (six months ago) link

Collecting digital assets in the field for my bar simulation phone game that I will play when I go to the bar

calstars, Saturday, 6 March 2021 18:51 (six months ago) link

Good chance bartender is on speed meds, her eyes are bloodshot with bags under her eyes, is extremely busy prepping condiments, answers simple questions from customers in an accelerated digressive verbose way

calstars, Friday, 12 March 2021 20:15 (six months ago) link

weird place to be for someone who may be struggling with some kind of addiction

map ca. 1890 (map), Friday, 12 March 2021 20:24 (six months ago) link

I was at the bar tonight, first time I was allowed to drink indoors in 12 months. Stocks are very low, I've noticed. One brand of gin, one bourbon, etc. I almost ordered a Budweiser tonight, it's a new world.

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I was drinking Bud draft a couple days ago. Beer and shot of Bushmills for $7.50 gotta love a dive

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Friday, 12 March 2021 20:37 (six months ago) link

Ales kill me the morning after (eg this morning) so trying to stick to Pilsners and lagers

calstars, Friday, 12 March 2021 20:45 (six months ago) link

This is the first afternoon of the rest of your life etc

calstars, Friday, 12 March 2021 20:52 (six months ago) link

Home sweet home

calstars, Saturday, 20 March 2021 20:50 (six months ago) link

Same

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Sunday, 21 March 2021 00:46 (five months ago) link

I guess you can’t fault a bartender for not giving any buybacks but I’ve been coming here for years and tip well so

calstars, Sunday, 21 March 2021 19:34 (five months ago) link

No buy backs after 10 rounds with double tips
Fsck this d bag

calstars, Sunday, 28 March 2021 20:20 (five months ago) link

New bartender
There was much rejoicing

calstars, Tuesday, 30 March 2021 20:02 (five months ago) link

Moved to make room for a party of 9 so the mgr bought me a round. Just paying him back for letting me sit inside at open while the bartender took his sweet time getting to work

calstars, Saturday, 3 April 2021 18:00 (five months ago) link

Tribe called quest on the mix? Ok

calstars, Saturday, 10 April 2021 19:19 (five months ago) link

Manager asked me to leave a google review for the place but i said I don’t do that. He said he didn’t either and moved away swiftly

calstars, Saturday, 10 April 2021 19:21 (five months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/UoHbfy2.png

calstars, Saturday, 10 April 2021 19:26 (five months ago) link

Manager talked me up for a half hour yesterday but at least he bought me a round

calstars, Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:21 (five months ago) link

Couple of Korean dudes here today talking about Starcraft

calstars, Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:21 (five months ago) link

good luck for tomorrow england.
i have heard of people booking tuesday off work, so they can have it large tomorrow.

mark e, Sunday, 11 April 2021 19:26 (five months ago) link

Bartender skipped an extended remix of “fade into you” which led into pavements “Zurich”

calstars, Sunday, 11 April 2021 21:13 (five months ago) link

Loudmouth here with his poor kid on the side

calstars, Saturday, 24 April 2021 00:39 (four months ago) link

I’ve tipped this one bartender so well over the years that I’ve attained $2 off all beers status ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

calstars, Saturday, 1 May 2021 22:39 (four months ago) link

Go ahead, steal my backpack
It’s got two empties

calstars, Sunday, 2 May 2021 00:33 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

“It’s a little bit fruity but not insanely fruity”

calstars, Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:33 (three months ago) link

I'm at the bar rn

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:45 (three months ago) link

Literally all my friends are in AA so I'm flying solo. (I am also in AA shrug emoji)

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Saturday, 29 May 2021 18:47 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/sN0H8xh.jpg

calstars, Saturday, 29 May 2021 19:20 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Guy has his phone propped up against his glass, headphones on and watching a sports event. Exclaims and rubs his head every now and then while huge dude next to him occasionally wakes from his hair of the dog hangover, opens bloated eyes and peeks out at him from his hoodie

calstars, Sunday, 13 June 2021 19:55 (three months ago) link

Other dude is stealing glances at this girl and massaging his thigh ughhh

calstars, Sunday, 13 June 2021 20:22 (three months ago) link

5’ 4” The rock / vin diesel mashup finally relaxes and stretches his legs out, sitting across from lady bodybuilder

calstars, Sunday, 13 June 2021 20:46 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

What % do you tip on the buy back?

calstars, Saturday, 3 July 2021 03:08 (two months ago) link

Bartender smoking and dropping glasses ; )

calstars, Saturday, 3 July 2021 03:15 (two months ago) link

xp at least the price of the drink

Then it’s not a buy back. It’s a big tip.

calstars, Saturday, 3 July 2021 19:29 (two months ago) link

was at a bar last night, felt good tbh. One woman was wearing a mask but otherwise it was as it was pre-covid.

buzza, Sunday, 4 July 2021 03:16 (two months ago) link

xp I'm not sure I get it. My understanding is a buyback is the bartender giving me one on the house, not on them. If I am paying by the drink, wouldn't tipping the cost of the drink straight into their pocket be preferred?

Yeah a buy back is the bartender giving you one on the house, it doesn't cost anything.

I keep a tab going and always tip 25% at my local. I never get buy backs there, or anywhere else, but have had my whole bill comped on two occasions (my birthday and the first time we went there after my wife and I got married)

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 5 July 2021 00:49 (two months ago) link

I kind of hate my local - don't like the decor, don't like the vibe (70s rock, metal, and americana) and the clientele that it attracts (one regular wears a leather waistcoat with nothing underneath and a cowboy hat), it's too hot in the summer but I like the staff, it's a neighborhood spot in contrast to the many breweries in the area, and it's 2 blocks away

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 5 July 2021 00:55 (two months ago) link

xp I'm not sure I get it. My understanding is a buyback is the bartender giving me one on the house, not on them. If I am paying by the drink, wouldn't tipping the cost of the drink straight into their pocket be preferred?

Not sure where to start here…I’ve read this paragraph ten times and it still doesn’t make sense to me

calstars, Monday, 5 July 2021 19:09 (two months ago) link

new borad description

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 July 2021 19:28 (two months ago) link

bartender seems experienced, and is friendly and nice to everyone, but never gives buy backs, no matter how well I tip. I thought I might ask him why, prefacing it with something like “don’t take this the wrong way…” but decided against it for now

calstars, Monday, 5 July 2021 19:51 (two months ago) link

I've only given a handful of buybacks since starting my bartender job. I would give more except this town full of shitty tippers don't deserve it.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Monday, 5 July 2021 20:42 (two months ago) link

one regular wears a leather waistcoat with nothing underneath

i'm afraid to ask how you know

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 5 July 2021 20:47 (two months ago) link

Famous non buy backer described above broke today. Good for him and his wallet

calstars, Saturday, 10 July 2021 21:32 (two months ago) link

One bartender I used to be regular with always, without fail, would buy the third drink. No idea now he kept track, the place was always hopping. I would tip between 2 and 5 bucks for that one. I just appreciated his effort. Otherwise wld tip a buck a beer for what was a 4 or 5 dollar beer at the Toronado back then.

scampos sacra fames (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 10 July 2021 23:34 (two months ago) link

It took 5 today
Not counting the past three months

calstars, Saturday, 10 July 2021 23:44 (two months ago) link

I got a buyback today from a well known Mpls bartender and musician and he said an appropriate tip was the cost of the drink 👀

The fuck?
The idea is to give the customer a break. It’s not a break if the customer pays the same price as he would anyway
Sigh

calstars, Sunday, 11 July 2021 01:42 (two months ago) link

Got to respect the hustle if nothing else

I asked the question on my fb with lots of barfly friends and front of house former co-workers and I think the answer you're looking for is not to tip on a buyback, but to order one more and tip on that.

That’s a better answer. But I bet the bartender wouldn’t mind if you tipped on the buyback itself as well

calstars, Sunday, 11 July 2021 12:02 (two months ago) link

When I get a drink on the house, I increase the total tip by what I would have tipped for the drink, had I bought it. Not the full cost of the drink, that's nuts.

Also somehow I have never heard the term buyback. Is it regional?

I have heard the verb "house," as in "she housed our drinks." Or some form of "on the house" or "on me": "that one's on me"; "these are on the house."

trial by wombat (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 11 July 2021 20:50 (two months ago) link

:3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 11 July 2021 23:37 (two months ago) link

nice

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Sunday, 11 July 2021 23:44 (two months ago) link

Happiness is a round after this one

calstars, Saturday, 17 July 2021 23:17 (two months ago) link

I am currently at a bar. #blessed

officer sonny bonds, lytton pd (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 17 July 2021 23:32 (two months ago) link

Cheers fam

calstars, Saturday, 17 July 2021 23:33 (two months ago) link

I am too.

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Sunday, 18 July 2021 00:29 (two months ago) link

Junior manager keeps pacing around the place, stalking the customers. Overfriendly busboy takes my order

calstars, Saturday, 24 July 2021 02:03 (one month ago) link

50ish couple working the jukebox. Carefully dipping their toes into early ‘90s nostalgia by playing The Sundays. No objection from the room so next we’re into Natalie Merchant’s first solo album. Emboldened by feelings, and with still no blowback from the Gen Z Colombians at the opposite end of the bar, they venture even further back to Concrete Blonde’s ‘80s hit, “Joey.” Female half of the couple knows all the lyrics of everything and sings along.

Josefa, Saturday, 31 July 2021 03:12 (one month ago) link

would kick it with this couple tbh

boxedjoy, Sunday, 1 August 2021 12:21 (one month ago) link

Bumpin fists with the service

calstars, Saturday, 7 August 2021 00:55 (one month ago) link

Closing them all out

calstars, Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:16 (one month ago) link

Congratulations new bartender who doesn’t know what a buyback is, here’s a lifetime of dollar tips

calstars, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 21:26 (one month ago) link

Staring at recycling bins

calstars, Sunday, 29 August 2021 19:25 (three weeks ago) link

Deeply miss bars sometimes.

Kind regards, Anus (the table is the table), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 21:54 (two weeks ago) link

Bartender shakes his finger at me. “We’re not open til 2 sir .”

calstars, Monday, 6 September 2021 17:20 (two weeks ago) link

to be fair, it was 6 am when you arrived

Duke Detain (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 September 2021 17:24 (two weeks ago) link

Plus de madames

calstars, Saturday, 11 September 2021 00:30 (one week ago) link

des?

calstars, Saturday, 11 September 2021 00:35 (one week ago) link

“He was a nice guy, he was just a loser…”

calstars, Saturday, 11 September 2021 02:45 (one week ago) link

Now arriving: 80s David Crosby, 90s Harrison Ford and 00s Lena Dunham

calstars, Sunday, 12 September 2021 20:42 (one week ago) link

Bartender doesn’t remember my name but knows the color of my credit card

calstars, Friday, 17 September 2021 23:49 (three days ago) link


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