10 Things Not to Do in a Bar

Don’t be that guy (or girl). Watch this series to learn the dos and don’ts of bar behavior from the experts: the people who actually work behind that bar.
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  • tom.ef3d158 posted 2 months ago

    Agree totally with every point. I would like to add not to call your Bartender by stupid names such as Chief, Skip, Buddy, Pal, Mortimer, Doctor, or Yo. Take a moment to learn their name.
    It is a tough job with a lot of responsibility and a lot of physical labor that the average customer does not see nor understand. Tip for that if you can't find it in yourself to tip because they are serving you with a talent and skill you do not possess.
    everything I needed to know about how to treat people I learned in the restaurant business

  • athia37 posted 4 months ago

    There is no need to be insulting to anyone,however, it's apparent who has been or is in the business,and who are the bratty immature customers that behave badly.Bartenders are not just dogs looking for a 20 % scooby snack prize,this is their living folks! No they are not perfect,and some are better than others,but come on,save your tantrums for home !, and show some good manners in public ,please ?

  • tracilynne40.cfb23 posted 4 months ago

    Most of these things they mention are just common sense. If you don't know how to behave in public, stay home. I'm sure they won't miss you. As far as tipping goes, your attitude and service determines how much you will get tipped by me. As far as any of these folks in the video go, they can take their snotty NYC attitude, and shove it up their asses, especially the dyke in the grey shirt.

  • billuwsnyc posted 7 months ago

    I don't actually spend much time in bars, so I assume this would keep me from making embarrassing mistakes. But every single one of these tips was just common sense and decency. IMHO. It did make me empathize with bartenders though.

  • ShogunBigguns posted 8 months ago

    Excellent video!! I'd love to play it on loop on one of the TVs located in each bathroom above the sink by bathroom attendant. Sorta like a Drunkard PSA.
    BTW...HDTV: Not all patrons are as refined as thee in busy bar etiquette.

  • HDTV posted 9 months ago

    Need a video on how to be a bartender with good customer service. Great service always gets tipped very well in my world.

    I don't need to be told 20 percent is a proper tip. Not to leave a mess. What to order. Not to wave money....

  • oldfashioned posted 10 months ago

    ok, I just realised I am scared to go to bars anymore. Yayks.

  • pharology.46d5 posted 1 year ago

    Best laugh I've had in ages. The attitudes in that vid wouldn't get 1% tip, much less 20%. My bartenders are awesome, and they certainly earn their tips. Not like these dipwads (1 or 2 seem ok)

  • bullockjohnjgmailcom994865352 posted 1 year ago

    If you think they are whiners, then I know you haven't worked in a restaurant and definitely haven't been a bartender. I agree with all they have said. As for the suggestions, it usually has to do with pressure. Bars are slam busy and if you walk up to a bartender on a busy Friday and as for a suggestions, you have no self-awareness and I hope the bartender treats you like the Soup Nazi.

    And the Special Drink thing. Would you ask for a Big Mac at a Taco Bell? No. Bars have menus and specialties, just like restaurants.

  • filippovkolyabkru2419505 posted 1 year ago

    As for me , if you know your job well, you know customers and all what you think about is how or what can you do for them, no matter what kind of bar is or who can order. All people are different, if you don't like people ) change your job!

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