If you are willing to be the favorite client in your local bar and make the most of the VIP treatment from the bartender, then you have to pay heed to some etiquette rules. Being acquainted to those things and paying heed to them is actually going to make your bar experience worth it and more enjoyable as well.
Read on for the do’s and don’ts of ordering a drink at a bar.
- What you say and don’t say
If you are not aware of what you want to drink, then never say, ‘Surprise me’, to the bartender. This will only make it more difficult. In other words, you will only end up with a drink you don’t link. Rather than this, you can ask for a suggestion on the basis of your preferred kind of alcohol. For instance, ask for a cocktail that:
- Has your favorite type of alcohol
- Would taste well with the dish you ordered
- Comes with a beautiful presentation.
- Be patient, do not interrupt
If the bar is crowded, there are chances that your bartender will not be able to take your order immediately. Rather than trying to get their attention by waving your hands, yelling or interrupting a conversation they are having with another guests, just be patient. Eventually, your turn will come and you can relish the ambience of the place or to just enjoy the music.
- Be respectful
This is one of the biggest mistakes you could make regarding interactions with the bartender serving you is confusing yourself their politeness with flirting. There may be some exceptions to that rule, that you might find some bartenders who really have the hots for you, but in most of the cases they are just trying their very best to make your time at the bar as enjoyable and pleasant as possible. So be respectful and don’t forget that while you are out partying and having fun, the person preparing and serving your drinks are actually doing their job.
- Tips are important as well
There is a famous myth that one dollar tip per drink is more than enough. Well, this might deem true in some cases, for instance, when you are drinking beer. But this rule is not applicable when you go for expensive cocktails, even during the happy hour in Brickell. A straight 20 percent tip is expected if you are willing to show appreciation for the hardwork your bartender has done while preparing the drink.