Don’t be a bad tipper.
Sure, it’s not always easy figuring out how much of a tip to leave for drinks. But that doesn’t mean you should be stingy. In fact, our advisory board of mixological luminaries and even more if you get special service. So, if you’re up a hefty tab or plan to become a regular, be sure to tip well.
Don’t wave money to get a bartender’s attention
Why not? It’s rude, not to mention that it won’t convince a bartender to serve you first. Instead, make eye contact and be patient. You just may get your drinks faster!
Forget about hitting on the bartender.
Everyone’s had a crush on a bartender, which means he or she has heard just about every line ever dreamed up. So, forget about trying one on your favorite barkeep. Instead, strike up a conversation if it isn’t too busy. If the bartender isn’t reciprocating, don’t take this as a personal challenge; just move on and let him or her work.
- Surprised that your Martini doesn’t taste right? Well, you may be in the wrong type of bar. Generally, we’ve found it’s best to order cocktails in a cocktail bar and beer in a beer bar. While there are, of course, exceptions to this rule (and many places offer great mixed drinks and brews), it holds up in most establishments.