Subtle ways bartenders get customers to tip more, according to an actual bartender

Subtle ways bartenders get customers to tip more, according to an actual bartender

As a bartender, I earn a baseline hourly wage that’s well below the minimum wage. The same is true for bartenders in many parts of the United States. So it should come as no surprise that the vast majority of us depend on the generosity of your tips to pay...

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I Tried 5 Over – The – Counter Hangover Cures. This Is What Worked!

I Tried 5 Over – The – Counter Hangover Cures. This Is What Worked!

You know what a hangover is. It follows a long night out, and may prompt questions like: Why am I so sweaty? Where did that bruise come from? Whose number is on my forearm? Even though you may feel like you’re dying after a night of heavy drinking, the medical...

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TRAPPED!

TRAPPED!

By Allison Torresi Of course we all feel trapped when were at work. Knowing there’s absolutely nowhere to go until that clock strikes, well… 4am for me. Besides dealing with the unending clock and obnoxious people, the most caged feeling is when you are stuck in a situation and physically...

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WHO ME?

WHO ME?

By Allison Torres Last week I had to endure a case of mistaken identity and this week people cannot be bothered to even remember who I am. Given, my bar is high volume and turns a lot of customers but I can damn well remember every regular, every story, and...

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3 BARTENDERS REVEAL THE DIRTIEST SECRETS ABOUT THEIR JOB

3 BARTENDERS REVEAL THE DIRTIEST SECRETS ABOUT THEIR JOB

Get the straight scoop from the mouths of real mixologists BY MARKHAM HEID &  CASSIE SHORTSLEEVE Ever order a gin and tonic, but think your bartender only heard ‘tonic’? Or maybe you’ve wondered if there’s a guaranteed way to get your drink quicker. We went behind the bar for secrets...

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15 RED FLAGS That Your Bartender Is A Total Amateur

15 RED FLAGS That Your Bartender Is A Total Amateur

They Google every recipe on their phone If you don’t know how to make an Old Fashioned, you should at least have a dusty, 100-year-old, leatherbound book laying around for reference. They ask you how to make drinks Sure, more complex drinks might provide a challenge, especially if they have...

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Bartenders On The Worst Customer DON’Ts

Bartenders On The Worst Customer DON’Ts

1. Don’t be a dick. If you know the bartender, don’t be a dick and expect to be served first and get free drinks, etc. If you’re a real mate and don’t pressure me I’ll give you all the shit I can get away with if you ask I’ll say...

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MISTAKEN IDENTITY

MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Last week I had to endure a case of mistaken identity and this week people cannot be bothered to even remember who I am. Given, my bar is high volume and turns a lot of customers but I can damn well remember every regular, every story, and every drink. I...

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BARTENDERS DESCRIBE THEIR WORST CUSTOMER

BARTENDERS DESCRIBE THEIR WORST CUSTOMER

If there’s a more thankless job than that of a bartender, we haven’t heard of it. You have to work terrible hours for bad money and you constantly run the risk of dealing with human nightmares who don’t know how to handle their alcohol. Bartender stories are some of the...

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WHAT YOUR DRINK SAYS ABOUT YOU?

WHAT YOUR DRINK SAYS ABOUT YOU?

Consensus? Basically that anyone who orders a Jager bomb is an idiot. But apparently, so are people who order Blowjobs! 1. You’re just ordering this because you heard it in a rap song, aren’t you? I find that people who aren’t “real” drinkers order drinks that they’ve heard in rap...

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