Barfly Best Practices

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I don't get this leaving cash out on the bar.

Yeah, if it's a tip, but keep it in your pocket otherwise.

pplains, Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:11 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Keep in mind — from a bartender’s perspective, there’s nothing more useless than a patron commenting on the music.

calstars, Friday, 3 January 2020 22:04 (one year ago) link

ugh, nice newer bar and this group came in and they all are sitting, not waiting in a line. and two are doing the “holding cash up to get service” move. ok, it’s a small space and they are servicing _your group_ from left to right. you are the only people this guy is serving. and the guy near me has money in hand and singles on the bar in front of him, in some passive aggressive “this is the tip” move. and when he is about to be served, he puts those singles back in his wallet

diiiiiiieeee

babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 4 January 2020 06:35 (one year ago) link

If the tables are wobbly, place your drink in the middle

calstars, Saturday, 11 January 2020 01:50 (one year ago) link

If the drinks are wobbly, place your

papa stank (Neanderthal), Saturday, 11 January 2020 02:01 (one year ago) link

four weeks pass...

came here to post the same video as brownie upthread

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Monday, 10 February 2020 10:56 (one year ago) link

six months pass...

When paying with a card at a new place, provide the most exclusive plastic (or metal) that you can. This may lead to better service and customer prioritization in anticipation of a large tip.

calstars, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:12 (ten months ago) link

rich people are bad tippers so this probably won't work

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:14 (ten months ago) link

my wife got a 10% tip from one of the countries wealthiest real estate developers/art patrons

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:15 (ten months ago) link

lol yeah

solo scampito (mh), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:47 (ten months ago) link

this thread makes going to the bar seem like going to the soup nazi

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:51 (ten months ago) link

“When in groups of 5 or multiples of 7, make sure to all sit on the same side on the booth and throw 8 five dollars bills folded into airplanes towards the bartender every 24 1/2 minutes”

brimstead, Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:53 (ten months ago) link

also know the code name for your drink. calling it by its real name is an insult

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:54 (ten months ago) link

Bwahaha

Temporary Erogenous Zone (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 18 August 2020 23:56 (ten months ago) link

Assuming the bartender is busy, lower your cost per hour at the bar by bringing a thermos or flask from home

calstars, Monday, 24 August 2020 21:56 (ten months ago) link

PROTIP: Don't go to a bar during COVID

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 24 August 2020 22:43 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

Sometimes a big tip is necessary to alert a new or unfamiliar bartender that you’re “worthy” of buybacks. So if there’s someone new behind the bar, be generous and look forward to the next time for reciprocation.

calstars, Sunday, 27 September 2020 22:00 (eight months ago) link

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Just stand in one place and drink until you fall over

calstars, Sunday, 1 November 2020 23:42 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

If it’s busy, and you score a good spot or table: to deter squatters, order doubles, and have a spare drink on the table at all times

calstars, Sunday, 14 February 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

how is that not a dick move

brimstead, Sunday, 14 February 2021 19:58 (four months ago) link

If it’s crowded, place your half empty drink in clear view of the bartender so that it’s clearly visible when they make their rounds. This allows them to quickly assess, together with a nod on your part, that you’re in need of another round.

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2021 01:49 (three months ago) link

half empty? we only drink half?

brimstead, Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:40 (three months ago) link

Drinking half is a dick move

calstars, Saturday, 27 February 2021 02:42 (three months ago) link

Tip directly into the recipients hand / vision

You all stealin what’s not yours can gfy

calstars, Monday, 1 March 2021 00:28 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

When arriving at the bar and verbally greeting the bouncer or bartender, volume is more important than content

calstars, Saturday, 1 May 2021 21:44 (one month ago) link

strolls into doorway, screams "FUCK UP CUNT!!!" across the room, returns to outdoor seating and waits for preferred beverages to be fetched.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Saturday, 1 May 2021 21:51 (one month ago) link

When paying cash and breaking a large bill, if you have enough for a tip in small bills, give that to the bartender when he gives you your change. This precludes the never-graceful “let me give you a tip from the change” interaction

calstars, Sunday, 2 May 2021 17:56 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Don’t creep or hit on the staff

calstars, Saturday, 5 June 2021 20:25 (two weeks ago) link


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