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  • Don't have sex in bars.

  • Just drink, have fun, and go home.

  • [Bartenders reveal secrets about bars]

  • [Free drinks] The best way to get a drink or shot for free is being someone who comes in often and tips us well.

  • If you treat us well, we treat you well,

  • it's really that simple.

  • Be a big tipper.

  • I always remember people that tip big, and I always get 'em a shot or buy 'em a drink.

  • Learn the bartender's names.

  • Like, get to know them when it's not super busy.

  • Make a connection.

  • Like, we're more likely to share a drink with them.

  • The worst way to get a free drink is to ask for one.

  • By the way, I can give you other stuff for free other than free drinks.

  • A lot of times I will get you free food or snacks, something like french fries.

  • [Less ice, more alcohol]

  • That's a total lie.

  • Asking for no ice or less ice does not change the other ingredients of the drink.

  • Nothing else changes.

  • You're literally just getting less ice, which is exactly what you asked for.

  • I don't know, less ice just means disappointment most of the time.

  • It means you get less in the cup or you get a smaller cup.

  • Unless you tip and then that changes everything.

  • [Stronger drinks]

  • When customers ask for, like, a stronger drink,

  • I just put, like, two or three drops in the straw,

  • just to make them think it's stronger.

  • It kinda burns the back their throat real quick.

  • The amount we put of alcohol will be the same no matter what you ask.

  • You can always pay for a double shot,

  • or you can have the cup full of ice and then it's less mixer,

  • which will make the flavor of the alcohol stronger.

  • Sounds like they want something strong, but they don't wanna pay for it.

  • If you want a strong drink just order a double.

  • [Pet peeves]

  • This, this is my number one pet peeve.

  • "Yes, I see you, you're there, there's people that are also here waiting for my attention."

  • This is not helping your case.

  • When people say, "Oh, just fix me something like, your favorite drink to have."

  • No, what I like is not necessarily what you're gonna like,

  • not necessarily what your best friend's gonna like,

  • or what your mom's gonna like.

  • Most of the time I'm just gonna end up giving you a vodka soda with a splash of cranberry.

  • If you wave your cash or snap at me,

  • or do anything obnoxious, anything that like, you as a human being would find annoying,

  • you're gonna get less attention.

  • If you snap at me, you're not getting served.

  • Like, point blank and a period.

  • It's always the people that, like, schmooze you, those are the worst tippers.

  • Your compliments and, like, your love for me,

  • doesn't pay my bills.

  • [Getting a Bartender's attention] The best way to get a bartender's attention is to look at them and smile.

  • It's like, I mean, when you meet somebody for the first time.

  • The best way is just to look like you're ready.

  • Most of the time, bartenders are standing in their section of the bar to see who's ready and who's not.

  • So we're always looking for you, don't worry.

  • If you stand there, waiting, catch my eye.

  • Make sure I saw you and then you're good.

  • Patience is rewarded behind the bar.

  • Wait your turn.

  • Don't worry, I will get to you.

  • You will get your drink, you'll be fine.

  • [Tipping]

  • Nobody's gonna say no to, like a handshake with something in it.

  • Cash is always king.

  • Like, always slip cash.

  • If they did a really bad job and you didn't have a lot of fun give ten percent.

  • If they were fine and you were kind of okay give fifteen percent.

  • And if they did a good job and you had a good time, you should give a twenty percent tip.

  • It's a decision that you make.

  • Twenty percent's a good place to start.

  • [Drinking on the job]

  • Do I drink on the job?

  • No.

  • Yes, always, every single time.

  • I like to call it quality control.

  • Oh my God, you're gonna get me fired.

  • I used to a lot.

  • I can finish a whole bottle of Jamison before I even sell one.

  • You make more money not, though.

  • I just wanna make you happy.

  • Drink what you wanna drink and if I can make it, I'll make it good.

Don't have sex in bars.

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    Evangeline posted on 2021/03/05
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