at the bar 2023

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Good afternoon!

calstars, Sunday, 1 January 2023 18:58 (one year ago) link

Cheers!

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Sunday, 1 January 2023 20:03 (one year ago) link

This round’s on me

calstars, Sunday, 1 January 2023 20:16 (one year ago) link

this painkiller is the just about the most delicious thing ive ever tasted

calstars, Saturday, 7 January 2023 21:59 (one year ago) link

Overly enthralled by this nutmeg

calstars, Saturday, 14 January 2023 22:20 (one year ago) link

Been having some good bar experiences so far this year

I miss bars.

jaymc, Sunday, 15 January 2023 01:23 (one year ago) link

It pays to be careful but they can be fun

Standin’ around

calstars, Monday, 16 January 2023 17:45 (one year ago) link

Painkiller one of the best winter cocktails. Makes me always want to have ginger-honey syrup on hand. It's honestly the only reason I have scotch in the house.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 January 2023 17:47 (one year ago) link

You know I never notice the ginger or honey. For me it’s all about the pineapple / nutmeg combo

calstars, Monday, 16 January 2023 17:59 (one year ago) link

lol my bad I was thinking of the Penicillin!

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 16 January 2023 18:00 (one year ago) link

glass breaks in the background

calstars, Monday, 16 January 2023 18:45 (one year ago) link

Search: bars with old timey telephones

calstars, Monday, 16 January 2023 19:18 (one year ago) link

i had a welsh whisky at a whisky bar. the bar was nice. i will probably return

here 1st (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:35 (one year ago) link

Good afternoon !

calstars, Sunday, 22 January 2023 19:15 (one year ago) link

seat: first violin

calstars, Saturday, 28 January 2023 19:15 (one year ago) link

^i love the idea of sitting "first violin" at a bar and i have thought of it every time i have been to a bar this month (twice)

here 1st (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 7 February 2023 19:50 (one year ago) link

Some bars are so starved for $ that they’ll serve any old asshole with their barking dog

calstars, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:10 (one year ago) link

Agh sorry to bring negative vibes

calstars, Saturday, 18 February 2023 19:15 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/me0oPYU.jpg

calstars, Saturday, 4 March 2023 20:36 (eleven months ago) link

there's a bar not far from where I live called He's Not Here.

https://images.app.goo.gl/ehWcZebrANGT65oC8

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 March 2023 22:35 (eleven months ago) link

shit, maybe I'll try that again later.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 4 March 2023 22:36 (eleven months ago) link

Nah that’s ok

calstars, Saturday, 4 March 2023 22:52 (eleven months ago) link

During my stint at a Manchester pub I legit had to tell the wife of one of the regulars “haven’t seen him” multiple times (while he was sitting at the bar of course). Felt like I was in an Andy Capp strip.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 4 March 2023 23:38 (eleven months ago) link

dude owes you $20

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Saturday, 4 March 2023 23:39 (eleven months ago) link

Got right and ripped last Saturday at one of my favorite bars, it changed hands (to one of the bartenders) during the early pandemic and it was my first time back. Basically the same place, but less crusty— same basic vibe tho.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Sunday, 5 March 2023 01:58 (eleven months ago) link

Heat lamp hitting my bald spot so comfy

calstars, Saturday, 11 March 2023 02:18 (eleven months ago) link

Fuck Monday

calstars, Sunday, 12 March 2023 22:53 (eleven months ago) link

I mean, they’re playing the Sundays, so

calstars, Sunday, 12 March 2023 23:26 (eleven months ago) link

Bartender at our local offered me a shot, I said bourbon* and he gave me Buffalo Trace <3

*All the other bar patrons asked for Jager bombs and peanut butter whiskey and shit like that 🤮

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Sunday, 12 March 2023 23:28 (eleven months ago) link

Sometimes I get the feeling that people who habitually order shots are less discerning than the average drinker

Josefa, Sunday, 12 March 2023 23:30 (eleven months ago) link

People who order shots are generally douchebags

calstars, Sunday, 12 March 2023 23:47 (eleven months ago) link

otm
*grinds teeth to powder*

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Monday, 13 March 2023 00:13 (eleven months ago) link

peanut butter whiskey?

not too strange just bad audio (brimstead), Monday, 13 March 2023 16:30 (eleven months ago) link

xp yes, specifically this shit https://www.skrewballwhiskey.com/

I have never tried it and have little interest in ever doing so… I mean, if the bartender is going to give me Buffalo Trace it's not even a question

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Monday, 13 March 2023 20:59 (eleven months ago) link

The owner of my bar gets on extended stretches where his after service drink is a White Russian with the vodka replaced by Skrewball. He calls it a Nutty Russian and I let him have his fun without commentary.

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Monday, 13 March 2023 21:06 (eleven months ago) link

The only time I order shots is with a beer, blue collar special.

Goose Bigelow, Fowl Gigolo (the table is the table), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 03:18 (eleven months ago) link

I work at a bar/restaurant attached to a music venue and just got home from work. If this thread is deindexed (?) I’ll contribute.

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 03:29 (eleven months ago) link

My shiftie is almost always short beer + shot of Basil Hayden but tonight I had rosé lol

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 03:30 (eleven months ago) link

that's a solid shift drink choice

I have no idea if non-77 threads can be de-indexed but I bet WmC can help out there

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 03:36 (eleven months ago) link

I am obv in the minority (of the general populace, not ILX) b/c my shots, if I get them, are either amaros I haven't tried or expensive whiskey that I can't afford a bottle of

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 03:37 (eleven months ago) link

I work at a bar/restaurant attached to a music venue and just got home from work. If this thread is deindexed (?) I’ll contribute.

― Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Monday, March 13, 2023 10:29 PM

deindexed

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:07 (eleven months ago) link

Ty WmC!

Piggy Lepton (La Lechera), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:56 (eleven months ago) link

oh i've had a peanut butter whiskey, it was good

satori enabler (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:58 (eleven months ago) link

nooooooo

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:59 (eleven months ago) link

I still love u NV

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 14:59 (eleven months ago) link

i'm not making any claims for it beyond being pleasant :D

satori enabler (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:02 (eleven months ago) link

the proper way to shoot whiskey

a) shoot the whiskey
b) throw the empty glass at the nearest wall

hootenanny-soundtracking clusterfucks about milking cows (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:38 (eleven months ago) link

Oh shit, you mean you aren't supposed to carry your stool with you to the bathroom to signal your intention to return?

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 November 2023 23:03 (three months ago) link

usually the stool shouldn't appear until once inside the bathroom

a very very unfair (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 November 2023 23:16 (three months ago) link

I do the reverse of that.

epistantophus, Monday, 6 November 2023 23:17 (three months ago) link

xp

epistantophus, Monday, 6 November 2023 23:17 (three months ago) link

lol Neando, alternately, one should carry their (other) stool back from the bathroom to prove their whereabouts

Maxmillion D. Boosted (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 6 November 2023 23:20 (three months ago) link

There's a good ol' boy regular at my place who always takes his beer to the toilet with him, so fucking disgusting.

that's when I reach for my copy of Revolver (WmC), Monday, 6 November 2023 23:57 (three months ago) link

In my (hard-drinking) town, the coaster leans against the glass, never touching the rim as that's a huge culinary/sanitation no-no.

citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 01:52 (three months ago) link

i like, but have never seen that

matcha man (outdoor_miner), Tuesday, 7 November 2023 02:00 (three months ago) link

“This one’s on me” three mile smile

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2023 00:08 (three months ago) link

until the cash runs out…

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2023 00:49 (three months ago) link

Why would a bar stock Magners in a can and then put it on tap?

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:22 (three months ago) link

Different price points

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:25 (three months ago) link

Still here fml

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:28 (three months ago) link

*lol

calstars, Saturday, 11 November 2023 03:30 (three months ago) link

Couple making out at the bar while eating wings with blue cheese vomits

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2023 21:43 (three months ago) link

Who walks into a bar on a Sunday at 525 with kids and a stroller

calstars, Sunday, 12 November 2023 22:26 (three months ago) link

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

The smallest table

calstars, Monday, 13 November 2023 00:05 (three months ago) link

Bartender drinking on the job
Not sure that’s the best idea

calstars, Saturday, 18 November 2023 00:30 (three months ago) link

Not this early anyway

ian, Saturday, 18 November 2023 00:56 (three months ago) link

Starting a campaign of excessive tipping

calstars, Saturday, 18 November 2023 22:46 (three months ago) link

Bartender refills glass of water w/out asking is solid, imho

matcha man (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 18 November 2023 23:52 (three months ago) link

Buying a cheaper drink and tipping the bartender more is real class solidarity imo

ian, Sunday, 19 November 2023 02:35 (three months ago) link

Greasy looking fellow having an interview for the bar back position, talks the ear off the bartender. “Just so you know, the chances of you becoming a bartender here are slim to none’l

calstars, Saturday, 25 November 2023 18:54 (three months ago) link

barback has that just woke up at 4 am because it’s an emergency look

calstars, Saturday, 2 December 2023 20:04 (three months ago) link

Getting change in scotch-taped 10s

calstars, Friday, 8 December 2023 23:17 (two months ago) link

I gave them back to pay for the next round

calstars, Friday, 8 December 2023 23:38 (two months ago) link

barflies:bartenders::hitters:pitchers

calstars, Friday, 8 December 2023 23:54 (two months ago) link

A pickleback and a guinness

calstars, Saturday, 9 December 2023 01:20 (two months ago) link

barback is a replicant

calstars, Saturday, 16 December 2023 21:29 (two months ago) link

tipping average over the last few weeks is above 50% drink price

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2023 18:42 (two months ago) link

This 1 seems to have no clue what a buy back is after 4 at 50% so I will have to decrease my tipping sorry

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2023 21:48 (two months ago) link

I don't get this tipping 50% business. So you've paid the price of six drinks, have been served four drinks, and are hoping for the bartender to graciously serve you a fifth drink?

Josefa, Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:42 (two months ago) link

Right

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:47 (two months ago) link

And your response to that is, I'll show that bartender, I'll pay for another drink and tip them a regular amount

Josefa, Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:49 (two months ago) link

Right

calstars, Sunday, 17 December 2023 22:50 (two months ago) link

Yeah maybe just buy things that you want and intend to consume

CthulhuLululemon (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 18 December 2023 00:48 (two months ago) link

The buyback white whale

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Monday, 18 December 2023 01:28 (two months ago) link

“Cheers homie” not a phrase spoken to me much but it is most welcome : )

calstars, Wednesday, 20 December 2023 19:48 (two months ago) link

“Are you alright?” when entering also not often heard, this one a little less welcome

calstars, Wednesday, 20 December 2023 21:59 (two months ago) link

The WiFi went out so the bar is quiet. Wonderful

calstars, Friday, 22 December 2023 22:36 (two months ago) link

Adding songs I hear here to my at the bar playlist, which is played at the bar, circular reference warning

calstars, Saturday, 23 December 2023 00:37 (two months ago) link

I can’t wait to start the 2034 thread

calstars, Saturday, 23 December 2023 00:49 (two months ago) link

too soon

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Saturday, 23 December 2023 00:50 (two months ago) link

lol

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Saturday, 23 December 2023 00:51 (two months ago) link

#lifegoals

calstars, Saturday, 23 December 2023 00:56 (two months ago) link

The drunk Nihonjin are here again, talking to and hitting on anything that is sentient

calstars, Saturday, 23 December 2023 01:15 (two months ago) link

Classic or dud: bartenders who offer shots in lieu of buybacks

calstars, Wednesday, 27 December 2023 22:41 (two months ago) link

Depends on the shot I suppose:
something tasty that I've never had before or wouldn't have ordered myself = classic
My choice = oddly transactional but still cool
Something gross like jager= dud
***Bonus points*** if the bartender does a shot with you

When I bartended at a chain restaurant in the 90s, a cocktail waitress once told me a previous bartender there would make a special shot called the "fuck in the forest" for annoying drunks asking for free drinks at the end of the night - he would just dump the bar mats' contents into a shaker with ice and strain them into shot glasses.

BrianB, Thursday, 28 December 2023 03:32 (two months ago) link

Almost time for a new thread lads!

calstars, Friday, 29 December 2023 22:37 (two months ago) link

In the meantime I’ll have another porter, please

calstars, Friday, 29 December 2023 22:38 (two months ago) link


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