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Helpful Tips Your Neighborhood Bartender Wants You to Know

A bunch of bartenders listed off the things they wished their customers knew. Here are some tips that I think you’re neighborhood bartender would want you to know.

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  1. Asking for less ice won’t get you more alcohol. You’ll get the same drink with less ice in it or they might add more mixer to fill the glass. But they won’t add more booze.
  2. Giving them a good tip on your first drink can help you get your next drink faster. Unless it’s really crowded, they’ll remember you. They’ll usually serve you first.
  3. If it’s crowded, don’t order anything that comes in a martini glass. If someone even nudges you, you’ll spill it everywhere. You’ll be upset and so will the staff because they have to clean it up.
  4. Don’t yell, whistle, or wave money at a bartender to get their attention. A lot of them think it’s demeaning and they’ll skip you if you do it. You’re better off being patient and waiting to make eye contact with them.

You need to do three things to make a bartender like you: Know what you want to order, say please and thank you, and leave them a good tip. A $1 tip is fine if it’s something easy and $2 is good if it’s something complicated like a margarita.

One thing that will make a bartender dislike you is aggressively flirting with them. For some reason, a lot of people think they can hit on bartenders, even when they’re way out of their league.

Read more at Buzzfeed.

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